Ellence is for injection into a vein only and should only be given under the supervision of a doctor experienced in the use of cancer chemotherapy agents. If Ellence accidentally leaks into surrounding tissue, the skin and/or muscle may be severely damaged. Notify your doctor at once if redness, pain, or swelling occurs at or around the injection site. Ellence may cause heart problems (including heart failure), bone marrow suppression, or other types of cancer (eg, acute myelogenous leukemia). Notify your doctor immediately if you develop an irregular heartbeat, trouble breathing, swelling of the hands and feet, easy bruising or bleeding, dry cough, or signs of an infection, such as fever, unusual fatigue, or persistent sore throat. Heart problems may occur during therapy or for months to years after receiving Ellence . The risk of developing heart problems or leukemia varies depending on your dose, condition, and other medicines. Tell your doctor if you have liver problems before starting treatment with Ellence . You may require smaller doses of Ellence .
Treating certain types of breast cancer following surgery. It may also be used to treat other cancers as determined by your doctor.
Ellence is an antineoplastic. It works by interfering with the growth of cancer cells, making it easier for the body to kill them. The exact way Ellence works is not fully understood.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Ellence . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Ellence . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Ellence may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Ellence as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Ellence .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Diarrhea; hair loss; hot flashes; loss of appetite; changes in menstrual periods; nausea; red-colored urine; skin changes; tiredness.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); absence of menstrual cycle; black, tarry stools; blood in the urine or stools; burning, stinging, or pain during or after the injection of Ellence ; chills; cough; dehydration; facial flushing; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever; joint pain; itching; pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site; redness or discharge of the eyes; shortness of breath; stomach pain or tenderness; sore throat; sores on the mouth, nose, or lips; swelling of the ankles or feet; unusual bruising or bleeding; vomiting.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include black, tarry stools; bloody stools; difficulty urinating; fast or irregular heartbeat; shortness of breath; stomach pain or tenderness; vomiting.Proper storage of Ellence :
Store Ellence as directed on the prescription label. Keep Ellence out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Ellence . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.