This medication is a man-made antibody (IgG1) used to treat various types of cancer. This drug works by blocking a certain protein (vascular endothelial growth factor-VEGF) thereby decreasing the blood supply to the tumor and slowing tumor growth. This monograph is about the following bevacizumab products: bevacizumab, bevacizumab-awwb, and bevacizumab-bvzr.
how to use
This medication is given by infusion into a vein by a health care professional. The first dose is usually given over 90 minutes. If you tolerate the first dose well, then later infusions may be given over a shorter time (60 or 30 minutes). The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to previous therapy, and your weight. Tell your doctor if your weight changes. Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Try not to miss any doses.
Not applicable. This medication is given in a clinic and will not be stored at home.