Bleomycin attacks cancer cells and prevents them from dividing and growing in numbers.
It is commonly used together with other medications to treat lymphomas and certain solid tumours such as testicular and skin cancers.
Early Side Effects (within days after receiving Bleomycin)
Delayed Side Effects (within days to weeks after receiving Bleomycin)
Rare but serious side effects include:
Allergic reaction – this may occur during or several hours after treatment
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should see your healthcare professional immediately.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking or intend to take any other medication, supplements, traditional medications or herbal remedies.
Bleomycin may be given as an injection into your vein (intravenous), under the skin (subcutaneous) or into your muscle (intramuscular).
If you forget to receive a dose of Bleomycin, reschedule an appointment with your hospital as soon as possible.
You may refer to the following website if you need more information: https://www.macmillan.org.uk/