Bevacizumab is a monoclonal antibody used to treat many cancers and specific eye diseases. It is combined with chemotherapy for the treatment of colorectal cancer. Common side effects of this drug include headache, fatigue, nausea, and diarrhea.
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Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 25 years old. Her right eye has been detected of idiopathic CNVM. She had an OCT test already. She has been asked to take three injections of Accentrix with a gap of one month in between each. I read various articles all refer to an injection of a drug called Bevacizumab (b... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Avastin and Accentrix are both more or less equally efficacious in CNVM (choroidal neovascular membrane). The difference lies in the fact that Accentrix is FDA (food and drug administration) approved but Avastin is not. In case any side effect appears after injecting... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, About forty days back, all of a sudden vision of left eye got blocked. After examining, the doctor told VH in my left eye and gave injection Lucentis. What is VH? After 30 days he again examined and told that blood in left eye has totally cleared. He also said that retina has to be ar... Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.VH is Vitreous Hemorrhage. Vitreous hemorrhage is common only in long-standing diabetes, which leads to proliferative diabetic retinopathy.If this happens, intravitreous Lucentis (Ranibizumab) is advisable. Another one is intravitreous Avastin (Bevacizumab), this costs almo... Read Full »