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RAMUCIRUMAB is a monoclonal antibody. It is used to treat stomach cancer, colorectal cancer, or lung cancer. Compare VEGF antibodies.

Cyramza Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine. You will need to to check your blood pressure and have your blood and urine tested while you are taking this medicine.

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

This medicine may increase your risk to bruise or bleed. Call your doctor or health care professional if you notice any unusual bleeding.

This medicine may rarely cause 'gastrointestinal perforation' (holes in the stomach, intestines or colon), a serious side effect requiring surgery to repair.

This medicine should be started at least 28 days following major surgery and the site of the surgery should be totally healed. Check with your doctor before scheduling dental work or surgery while you are receiving this treatment. Talk to your doctor if you have recently had surgery or if you have a wound that has not healed.

Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine or for 3 months after stopping it. Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information.


Side Effects to watch for

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, breathing problems, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • signs of infection - fever or chills, cough, sore throat
  • chest pain or chest tightness
  • confusion
  • dizziness
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • severe abdominal pain
  • severe nausea, vomiting
  • signs and symptoms of bleeding such as bloody or black, tarry stools; red or dark-brown urine; spitting up blood or brown material that looks like coffee grounds; red spots on the skin; unusual bruising or bleeding from the eye, gums, or nose
  • signs and symptoms of a blood clot such as breathing problems; changes in vision; chest pain; severe, sudden headache; pain, swelling, warmth in the leg; trouble speaking; sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg
  • symptoms of a stroke: change in mental awareness, inability to talk or move one side of the body
  • trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):

What may interact with this drug?

Interactions have not been studied.

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