• Avastin

    Asked by Sandie on Monday, December 30, 2013


    Has anyone ever received Avastin with their chemo treatments...If so....what were your side effects? I have not had Avastin in 4 weeks, and still continue with nose bleeds.

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    • geekling's Avatar

      How is your liver?

      How clean is your air? Perhaps an air purifier would help stop these bleeds? A humidifier?

      This can also be either an allergic reaction or a low grade infection.

      High blood pressure? Are any of your meds blood thinners?

      Here is the Mayo's merry take on the matter:


      Might as well mention this to your oncologist. It is his/her job to protect you and ...

      Happy new year.

      almost 5 years ago
    • gregory1965's Avatar

      I'm on folfoxiri + avastin and for my second treatment I only got the avastin and as far as I could tell I didn't have any side effects from the avastin.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Ron1961's Avatar

      I am on Avastin with Folfox. I also have nose bleeds but they only occur for 3-4 days after treatment. Dry nasal and mouth seems to be worse with Avastin as well. I use a saline spray for the dryness and have also used Vaseline inside my nose and that seems to help. My only other side effect was an increase in blood pressure to the point that my oncologist prescribed a BP medicine. Good luck with it and I hope your side effects subside soon.

      almost 5 years ago
    • lboyle's Avatar

      I tolerated Avastin for a few months. Severe tongue lesions and ultimately dangerously high blood pressure.

      almost 5 years ago
    • Joeyb's Avatar

      I was on Avastin for 19 chemo treatments and didn't have any side effects from it. Although I had to be off the Avastin for two months before they would do surgery. They say it slows down wound healing.

      almost 5 years ago
    • psue's Avatar

      Constant very low grade headache. Moderate increase in blood pressure, bloody buggers sometimes. Tolerated well by most.

      almost 5 years ago

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