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ZIRABEV Patient Counseling Information (bevacizumab-bvzr)

17 PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION

Gastrointestinal Perforations and Fistulae

Bevacizumab products may increase the risk of developing gastrointestinal perforations and fistulae. Advise patients to immediately contact their health care provider for high fever, rigors, persistent or severe abdominal pain, severe constipation, or vomiting [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].

Surgery and Wound Healing Complications

Bevacizumab products can increase the risk of wound healing complications. Advise patients that ZIRABEV should not be used for at least 28 days before or after surgery and until surgical wounds are fully healed [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)].

Hemorrhage

Bevacizumab products can increase the risk of hemorrhage. Advise patients to immediately contact their health care provider for signs and symptoms of serious or unusual bleeding including coughing or spitting blood [see Warnings and Precautions (5.3)].

Arterial and Venous Thromboembolic Events

Bevacizumab products increase the risk of arterial and venous thromboembolic events. Advise patients to immediately contact their health care provider for signs and symptoms of arterial or venous thromboembolism [see Warnings and Precautions (5.4, 5.5)].

Hypertension

Bevacizumab products can increase blood pressure. Advise patients that they will undergo routine blood pressure monitoring and to contact their healthcare provider if they experience changes in blood pressure [see Warnings and Precautions (5.6)].

Posterior Reversible Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome

Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) has been associated with bevacizumab products treatment. Advise patients to immediately contact their health care provider for new onset or worsening neurological function [see Warnings and Precautions (5.7)].

Renal Injury and Proteinuria

Bevacizumab products increase the risk of proteinuria and renal injury, including nephrotic syndrome. Advise patients that treatment with ZIRABEV requires regular monitoring of renal function and to contact their health care provider for proteinuria or signs and symptoms of nephrotic syndrome [see Warnings and Precautions (5.8)].

Infusion-Related Reactions

Bevacizumab products can cause infusion-related reactions. Advise patients to contact their healthcare provider immediately for signs or symptoms of infusion-related reactions [see Warnings and Precautions (5.9)].

Congestive Heart Failure

Bevacizumab products can increase the risk of developing congestive heart failure. Advise patients to contact their healthcare provider immediately for signs and symptoms of CHF [see Warnings and Precautions (5.12)].

Embryo-Fetal Toxicity

Advise female patients that bevacizumab products may cause fetal harm and to inform their healthcare provider with a known or suspected pregnancy [see Warnings and Precautions (5.10), Use in Specific Populations (8.1)]. Advise females of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during treatment with ZIRABEV and for 6 months after the last dose of ZIRABEV [see Use in Specific Populations (8.3)].

Ovarian Failure

Bevacizumab products may lead to ovarian failure. Advise patients of potential options for preservation of ova prior to starting treatment [see Warnings and Precautions (5.11)].

Lactation

Advise women not to breastfeed during treatment with ZIRABEV and for 6 months after the last dose [see Use in Specific Populations (8.2)].

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