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Will stomach pain and vomiting happen after every infusion of vectibix?

my husband got his first infusion of Vectibix yesterday (Monday) and when he was finished with the infusion he had a very bad stomach ach so when we got home it was very bad and he took a Rx pain med. from the dr and it did not help until it was time for the second pill , he also had a fever and vomited. What we would like to know is will this happen even time he get his infusion which is every other week. Thank you for your help.
Thu, 14 Mar 2019
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Hi,

Stomach upset and vomiting could have many causative factors but as per the clinical course of the event, here it seems to be due to Vectibix only as these are known side effects of it.

There are fairly good chances that it may happen again with the infusion. In case it is tolerable, your physician might try to give the infusion once again so as to double check if it is due to the infusion only.

If it occurs again, you may talk to the physician to try the alternate medication.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Maninder, General & Family Physician
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