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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 VectibixVectibix® (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:
- Bevacizumab (Avastin®)
- Oxaliplatin (Eloxatin®)
- Irinotecan (Camptosar®)
- Fluorouracil (Adrucil®, Carac®, Efudex®, Fluoroplex®, also known as 5-FU).
Vectibix Drug Interactions ExplainedVectibix 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: