くすりのしおり

Injection
Published: 3/2017

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
IMUNACE35 for Injection
 Active ingredient:
Teceleukin (Genetical recombination)
 Dosage form:
injection
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Effects of this medicine

This medicine improves immunity by activating lymphocytes, and it damages cancer cells via immune reactions. Furthermore, it shows an inhibitory effect against metastasis of cancer.
It is usually used for the treatment of angiosarcoma and kidney cancer.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines and vaccines.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, this medicine is administered by intravenous drip infusion daily in 1 to 2 divided doses on consecutive days.
  • The schedule for use is determined according to your symptoms. Consult with your doctor about your concrete schedule for use.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include fever, chill, shiver, malaise, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, weight gain, edema, water retention, decreased urine output, retention of pleural effusion (dry cough, breathlessness, chest pain), breathing difficulty, depression, hypotension, irregular heartbeat, palpitation, frequent pulse and cold sense in lower limbs. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • weight gain, swelling, decreased urine output  [retention of body fluid]
  • swelling, shortness of breath, cough  [congestive heart failure]
  • feeling depressed and unmotivated, sleeplessness, malaise, suicide attempt  [depression, suicide attempt]
  • infection by bacteria, fever, cough  [(in case of using a large amount of it) induced infection, exacerbation of infection]
  • malaise, yellowness in skin and in the white of eyes, thirstiness, increased urine output  [autoimmune phenomenon]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.