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Zaltrap Chemotherapy Information

As a type of chemotherapy treatment, Zaltrap® (ziv-aflibercept) is prescribed to treat colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and rectum) that has spread to other areas of the body. It is approved for use in combination with other chemotherapy medications, and is specifically designed for use when the cancer has progressed or has not responded to other treatment.
 
It comes as an injection that is given slowly into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, injection) and is administered by a healthcare provider once every two weeks.
 
If your healthcare provider recommends chemotherapy treatment with Zaltrap, he or she will need information on your medical history and any other medications, vitamins, or supplements you are using. Side effects are common and may include diarrhea, infections, and mouth sores. You should also talk to your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or have any allergies.
 
(To learn more about this chemotherapy drug, click Zaltrap. This full-length article provides more information, including dosing guidelines, details on how the medicine works, and other important warnings and precautions.)
 

Zaltrap Chemotherapy Information

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