Bortenat is a medication used to treat certain types of cancer, such as multiple myeloma and mantle cell lymphoma. The active ingredient in Bortenat is Bortezomib, which works by blocking the actions of certain proteins in cancer cells, preventing them from growing and multiplying. Bortenat is manufactured by Natco Pharma Ltd. and is available in the form of an injection in a pack of 1 vial, with a strength of 3.5 mg.
HOW TO USE:
This medication is generally administered by a healthcare professional through an injection into a vein. The dosage and frequency of administration will be determined by your doctor based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
Bortenat should be stored at room temperature, away from light and moisture. Keep it out of reach of children and pets. Do not freeze the medication.
Mechanism of action:
Bortezomib works by blocking the actions of certain proteins in cancer cells, preventing them from growing and multiplying. The medication blocks proteasomes, which are responsible for breaking down damaged or unneeded proteins in cells. By blocking the proteasomes, Bortenat causes the buildup of proteins in cancer cells, leading to their death and the prevention of tumor growth.
Before starting treatment with Bortenat, it is important to inform your doctor if you are allergic to any medication, have a history of heart problems, liver disease, kidney disease, or diabetes. Bortezomib can cause a decrease in blood pressure and dehydration, so patients should be monitored closely for these effects.
Bortenat is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to the drug and severe hepatic impairment. It is also not recommended for use in pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Bortenat may interact with other medications, including blood thinners, chemotherapy drugs, and medications used to treat HIV and hepatitis C. Inform your doctor of all medications you are taking to avoid any potential drug interactions.
In case of an overdose, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms may include low blood pressure, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and tingling sensations.
Side effects of Bortenat may include fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, muscle pain, headaches, and numbness or tingling sensations. Serious side effects may include blood clots, infections, and heart or lung problems. If you experience any side effects, notify your doctor immediately.