PANITUMUMAB - INJECTION
Common Brand Name(s): Vectibix
Phonetic Pronunciation: (pan-i-TOOM-ue-mab)
Information last revised November 2010
What does PANITUMUMAB - INJECTION look like?
Vectibix 100 mg/5 mL (20 mg/mL) IV
Vectibix 400 mg/20 mL (20 mg/mL) IV
This medication is used alone to treat a certain type of cancer of the colon/rectum (cancer that expresses epidermal growth factor receptor-EGFR) that has spread to other parts of the body. It is used in patients who have not responded to other cancer chemotherapy treatment (e.g., fluorouracil, irinotecan, oxaliplatin). It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.
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