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Vectibix

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Vectibix

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IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

PANITUMUMAB - INJECTION

(pan-i-TOOM-ue-mab)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Vectibix

WARNING: Panitumumab has caused very serious skin reactions, which can sometimes lead to serious infections. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop any signs of a skin reaction, including acne, mild rash/itching, warmth/redness/swelling of the skin (including around the nails), dry/flaking skin, or skin sores (especially with pus). Get medical help right away if you develop any signs of a serious infection (such as sepsis), including fever, fast heartbeat, mental/mood changes (such as confusion), or change in the amount of urine.

USES: This medication is used to treat a certain type of cancer of the colon (large intestine) or rectum that has spread to other parts of the body. Panitumumab is a man-made protein (monoclonal antibody) that binds to a certain protein (epidermal growth factor receptor-EGFR). It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection into a vein by a health care professional. It is usually given every 14 days or as directed by your doctor. Dosage is based on your weight and response to treatment.

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