API- Bleomycin Sulfate

Packaging- Single Vial

Strength- 15 IU

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Bleomycin is indicated to used for several cancer include:

  • Testicular Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer 
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Hodgkin’s Disease
  • Less Commonly in Non-Hodgkin’s Disease

Also, Bleomycin can be put inside the chest in order to help prevent the recurrence of a Pleural effusion due to cancer. 

Dosage and Side Effects

Bleomycin Injection should be given intravenously, by intramuscular injection or under the skin.

  • Most common adverse reactions include vomiting, shortness of breath, weight loss, fever and rash.
  • Some serious side effects of Bleomycin may include inflammation of the lungs, rapid weight loss, and sudden chest pain.

Warning and Precautions

  • Women of childbearing potential should be advised to avoid becoming pregnant during the therapy with Blenoxane (Bleomycin Sulfate).
  • Care should be taken in dose selection in the patients with impaired renal function and monitoring renal function may be useful.
  • Patients receiving Bleomycin Injection must be observed carefully and frequently during and after therapy.
  • Bleomycin must be avoided by patients who have a history of hypersensitivity reactions.


What kind of drug is Bleomycin?

Bleomycin is a chemotherapy medicine used in many cancer patients, such as testicular carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, ovarian cancer, etc.

What is Bleomycin made from?

Bleomycin medicine is a mixture of cytotoxic glycopeptide antibiotics extracted from a strain of bacterium Streptomyces Verticillus.

What are the uses of Bleomycin?

Bleomycin is used to treat certain types of blood cancer, skin cancer, cancer of the thyroid and squamous cancer.

What are the frequent side effects of Bleomycin?

The frequent side-effects of the medicine Bleomycin are vomiting, fever, rash, rapid weight loss, etc.