Zevalin In-111 (Injection)

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Zevalin In-111 (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Zevalin In-111 (Injection)

Zevalin In-111 (Injection) Medication Classification


Zevalin In-111 (Injection) Brandname

Zevalin In-111, Zevalin Y-90

Zevalin In-111 (Injection) is used for the Treatment

Ibritumomab Tiuxetan (ib-ri-TYOO-mo-mab tye-UX-e-tan) Treats non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. This medicine is a type of radiation treatment.

When To Not Use Zevalin In-111 (Injection)

You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to ibritumomab or certain other radiation treatments, or to murine proteins (murine proteins are used in some medicines for hemophilia, organ or bone marrow transplants, serious blood infections, or to find or treat certain cancers). You should not receive this medicine if you are pregnant.

How Should You Use Zevalin In-111 (Injection)


  • Medicines used to treat cancer are very strong and can have many side effects. Before receiving this medicine, make sure you understand all the risks and benefits. It is important for you to work closely with your doctor during your treatment.
  • You will receive this medicine while you are in a hospital or cancer treatment center. A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given through a needle placed in one of your veins.
  • The medicine is usually given in two visits about 7 to 9 days apart. During each visit, you will receive two separate injections. You may also receive medicines to help prevent nausea and vomiting or allergic reactions.
  • If any of this medicine gets on your skin or in your eyes, nose, or mouth, tell your caregiver right away.
  • If a dose is m

Proper Zevalin In-111 (Injection) Storage

Store Zevalin In-111 (Injection) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Zevalin In-111 (Injection) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Zevalin In-111 (Injection)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using a blood thinner (such as warfarin, Coumadin®), clopidogrel (Plavix®), or pain or arthritis medicine (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, Advil®, Aleve®, Motrin®, Orudis®). Tell your doctor about all other cancer treatments you have had, including radiation.
  • Talk to your doctor before getting flu shots or other vaccines after receiving Zevalin™. Vaccines may not work as well shortly after you receive this medicine.

Zevalin In-111 (Injection) Warnings

  • This medicine can cause birth defects if it is used by the mother while she is pregnant or by the father when his sexual partner becomes pregnant. If a pregnancy occurs while you are using this medicine, tell your doctor right away.
  • Use two forms of birth control to avoid pregnancy while you are using this medicine and for at least 12 months after your treatment ends. This is very important whether you are a man or a woman.
  • Do not breastfeed while you are receiving this medicine.
  • This medicine may make you bleed or get infections more easily. Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Wash your hands often. Talk with your doctor about possible signs of infection that you should watch for.
  • Your doctor will need to check your blood at regular visits while you are using this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.
  • Cancer medicines can cause nausea and/or vomiting in most people, sometimes even after receiving medicines to prevent it. Ask your doctor or nurse about other ways to control these side effects.
  • Some of the side effects of this medicine may appear up to 3 months after you have stopped using this medicine.

Zevalin In-111 (Injection) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Bloody or black, tarry stools
  • Fever, chills, sore throat, cough, mouth sores
  • Lightheadedness, fainting, shallow breathing, chest pain
  • Pain, redness, or swelling where the IV needle is placed
  • Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite

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Notouris, Notouris - 01/13/2014

> Any American who gets cancer and srviuves is> entitled to SSI disability benefits for life. This is NOT TRUE. What is true is this: Any American worker (1) who has paid enough into the Social Security system AND(2) they paid enough of those taxes in the last five years (too bad for stay-at-home parents, people who were trying to start a business instead of being a wage-slave, and those who took a couple of years off to care for disabled family members) AND(3) is totally (100%) disabled to the point that they can't earn even a minimum income (currently less than $250 a week, I believe) AND(4) that disability is expected to last for more than one year AND(5) they can assemble sufficient medical reports to prove all of thiswill qualify for disability.However, it's only "for life" if by "for life" you mean "until normal Social Security retirement age" AND you assume that you never recover enough to be able to work again.