Bleomycin

(blee-oh-MYE-sin)

Bleomycin is a medicine used to treat certain types of cancer and in bone marrow transplantation. It is available as an injectable medication.

  • Your child's doctor may want to check your child's lung function prior to administering, and after giving, bleomycin
  • If too much medicine is taken by accident, call the Drug and Poison Information Center (DPIC) at 513-636-5111 or 1-800-222-1222, or call your child's doctor immediately
  • Keep this medication out of the reach of children

For any medication information related to your child's dosing schedule and/or missed doses, contact the healthcare provider who prescribed the medication.

  • Whitish appearance of the fingers
  • Skin changes including thickening, changes in color, peeling of the hands or soles of the feet
  • Loss of appetite
  • Persistent cough
  • Sores in the mouth
  • Severe nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Fever of 101.5 once, or 100.5 twice, within 12 hours
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Dizziness, confusion
  • Yellowing of the skin and/or eyes
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest pain

Last Updated 11/2013