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Voluntary Limited VELCADE Recall

This is from the Millennium Pharmaceuticals web site. Just a snippet here, with the URL so you can read more. Chances are good you’ve already heard about this if you’re on Velcade. As a precautionary measure, Millennium is voluntarily recalling a limited number of lots of VELCADEĀ® (bortezomib) for Injection 3.5mg/vial due to the possibility …

Lingering effects of peripheral neuropathy

I started to get some neuropathy just a few months into my first treatment, which was Thalomid. I knew it was a possibility, but I’m hopelessly optimistic, and assumed it wouldn’t happen to me. I quit taking thalidomide within 8 months, because I didn’t want the neuropathy to progress beyond a point that I thought …

Velcade & Doxil Update

I’ve been on Velcade & Doxil since January now, so it’s time for another update. There have been a few cycles during which I missed a dose because of a rash, shingles and a trip to Mayo. I’ve tolerated Velcade & Doxil quite well, with the exception of the skin problems. I also have a …

Doxil for Myeloma Treatment

This is what Doxil looks like. Doesn’t it look like it would be good over crushed ice with a little umbrella in the glass? That’s not me talking, BTW. Doxil is adminsitered by IV. In this regimen, I have it once every four weeks. Velcade is given by IV push twice a week.

Velcade and Doxil Side Effects

Here’s some advice I got about Velcade/Doxil from one of the researchers involved in early trials. I thought I’d pass it on. With the Velcade and Doxil, have they started you on oral Vit B6? When we used to run the Phase I study of that combination, we have recommended pyridoxine (Vit B6) 200 mg …