Cetuximab

Brand Names

Erbitux® (There may be other names for this medication.)

How is Cetuximab Administered?

Your medicine will be given by injection into a vein (intravenous, IV), usually in your arm, wrist, hand or chest.

What is it Used For?

This drug is used to treat colon cancer that has spread (metastasized) and squamous cell cancer of the head and neck.

What Should I Tell My Doctor Before I Begin Receiving Cetuximab?

Tell your doctor if you:

  • have had an allergic reaction to cetuximab, murine proteins, or any component of this product. (Please ask your doctor or pharmacist if you don't know whether a medication that you are allergic to is made from murine proteins.)
  • have or have ever had lung, heart, or arterial disease
  • have lower than normal levels of magnesium, potassium, or calcium in your blood
  • are pregnant or breastfeeding

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