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Vectibix® (panitumumab) is a medication prescribed to slow down the progression of colorectal cancer that has spread to other areas of the body despite other chemotherapy treatment.
 
Although Vectibix can be an effective treatment for many people, there are some complications to be aware of with this medicine. For example, Vectibix can cause a skin rash, which can be potentially life-threatening in some cases. In fact, during clinical studies, a majority of the people experienced some type of skin reaction, usually within the first two weeks of treatment.
 
Skin reactions can include an acne-like or other type of rash or itchy, red, dry, cracking, or peeling skin. The reactions usually appear on the face, neck, or trunk, but can occur anywhere on the body, including around the eyes. Contact your healthcare provider if you develop any type of skin rash while receiving Vectibix.
 
(For more information on potentially serious skin rashes with this drug, click Vectibix Side Effects and Vectibix Warnings and Precautions. A list of who should not take this drug is also provided, along with other possible reactions this drug can cause.)
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