Portrazza

Drug List

Portrazza

Drug Name

Portrazza (Necitumumab)

Manufactured By

Eli Lilly and Company

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NPC's mission is your health. We recognize your need for help when you are applying for discount programs for your prescription medications. We consist of friendly and experienced advocates that not only know how these free and discount programs work, but are ready to help. We are available to take your call and answer any questions you may have as you search for the right program to fit your needs. We can also explain any supporting material you may need to provide as you apply for these programs. If for any reason you are denied, we also are experienced in the best appeals process with a high success rate.

Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

This medication is used to treat lung cancer. Necitumumab belongs to a class of drugs known as monoclonal antibodies. It works by changing the action of your own immune system, directing it to attack cancer cells. This effect helps slow or stop the growth of cancer cells.

How To Use

This medication is given by a health care professional. It is injected slowly into a vein as directed by your doctor, usually over at least 60 minutes. This medication can sometimes cause a serious reaction during the injection. Tell your doctor right away if you develop symptoms such as chills, fever, or breathing problems.

Side Effects

Skin dryness/itching, headache, upset stomach, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea may occur. Nausea and vomiting can be severe. In some cases, your doctor may prescribe medication to prevent or relieve nausea and vomiting. Eating several small meals, not eating before treatment, or limiting activity may help lessen some of these effects. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: muscle spasms, trouble swallowing. Necitumumab can commonly cause skin reactions, such as rash, acne, or redness/swelling/pain of skin around your nails. If the reaction is severe, your doctor may stop or change your treatment schedule or dose of necitumumab. Tell your doctor right away if you develop any skin reactions. This medication may rarely cause blood clots (such as pulmonary embolism, stroke, heart attack, deep vein thrombosis). You may be at increased risk for blood clots if you have a history of blood clots, heart/blood vessel disease, stroke, or if you are immobile (such as on very long plane flights or being bedridden). If you use estrogen-containing products, these may also increase your risk. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any of these conditions. Get medical help right away if any of these side effects occur: shortness of breath/rapid breathing, coughing up blood, chest/jaw/left arm pain, unusual sweating, confusion, sudden dizziness/fainting, pain/swelling/warmth in the groin/calf, sudden/severe headaches, trouble speaking, weakness on one side of the body, sudden vision changes. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.

In Case of Overdose

If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222

In Case of Missed Dose

For the best possible benefit, it is important to receive each scheduled dose of this medication as directed. If you miss a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist right away to establish a new dosing schedule.

Storage

Not applicable. This medication is given in a clinic and will not be stored at home.