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Zaltrap® Cancer-related

Aflibercept - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Aflibercept cause?

  • Increased blood pressure that may cause headache or vision problems
  • Protein loss in urine
  • Diarrhea or mild abdominal pain
  • If you are receiving this together with chemotherapy, the chances of having low blood counts may increase slightly.
   Please seek medical attention if any of the following occurs:
  • Unusual bleeding problems such as nosebleed, coughing blood, blood in vomit or stools
  • Signs of blood clot e.g. painful leg swelling, sudden breathlessness, chest pain or stroke symptoms
  • Wounds that do not heal or are slow to heal
  • Sudden severe abdominal pain accompanied with fever, constipation, nausea or vomiting
  • Fever of 38° C or higher
  • Severe diarrhea (more than 4 episodes a day) and dehydration

Before taking Aflibercept, what precautions must I follow?

  • Notify your doctor at least 4 weeks before going for any surgical procedures e.g. biopsy, tooth extraction etc. as Aflibercept may need to be temporarily withheld.

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Aflibercept?

Aflibercept - Dosage and How to Use

How should Aflibercept be used?

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

Aflibercept - Handling

How should I handle Aflibercept safely?

Aflibercept - Storage

How should I store Aflibercept?

How should I dispose of Aflibercept safely?

Aflibercept - Additional Information

  • Updated on Friday, August 17, 2018
  • Article contributed by Department of Pharmacy National Cancer Centre Singapore

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