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Vectibix is not approved to be used in combination with other chemotherapy drugs. Combining Vectibix with bevacizumab, oxaliplatin, or other chemotherapy drugs has been shown to shorten lifespan, speed up the progression of the cancer, and increase the risk for serious side effects. To avoid interactions, make sure you talk to your healthcare provider about any products you are taking before starting treatment with Vectibix.

An Overview of Interactions With Vectibix

Vectibix® (panitumumab) can potentially interact with a few other medications. The medications that can lead to a reaction with Vectibix include other anti-cancer or chemotherapy medications, including but not limited to:
 
 

Vectibix Drug Interactions Explained

Vectibix is approved for use as a single agent for the treatment of certain types of colorectal cancer. It should not be used in combination with other chemotherapy medications.
 
In a study of people who received Vectibix in addition to bevacizumab and other chemotherapy agents, people who received the combination treatment had a faster disease progression, shorter lifespan, and an increased risk for serious side effects, such as:
 
 

Final Thoughts

It is possible that not all drug interactions with Vectibix were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the specific interactions that may apply to you.
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