Composition Cytarabine (1000mg)
Primary Use Ovarian cancer, Head and neck cancer, Cervical cancer
cautionPotentially unsafe with Lactation
Medicine Overview of Cytarine Injection
Uses of Cytarine Injection
Cytarine 1000mg Injection is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer, head and neck cancer, cervical cancer, Testicular cancer., breast cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), blood cancer, lung cancer, bone cancer and urinary bladder cancer.
Cytarine Injection side effects
Rash, Skin ulcer, Low blood platelets, Sepsis, Mouth ulcer, Vomiting, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Infection, Pneumonia, Decreased white blood cell count, Anal ulcer, Hair loss, Fever, Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Sore mouth, Liver function abnormal, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth).
How to use Cytarine Injection
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Cytarine Injection works
Cytarine 1000mg Injection interferes with the growth of DNA and RNA of the cancer cells by substituting their building blocks. It prevents the cancer cells from growing and multiplying.
In Depth Information on Cytarine Injection
Expert advice for Cytarine Injection
- You may be monitored closely for severity of symptoms.
- You will be told to undergo tests for blood counts, bone marrow, liver and kidney functions at regular intervals of time.
- Inform your doctor if you have recently received chemotherapy or radiotherapy or you are scheduled for radiotherapy.
- Consult your doctor if you are suffering from any liver disorder.
- Stop taking cytarabine if you develop severe allergic reaction.
- Taking cytarabine may increase your uric acid level in the blood. Seek medical advice for necessary precautions.
- Avoid vaccination with live vaccine to eliminate risk of life threatening reaction.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Cytarine Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Cytarine Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Cytarine 1000mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy. There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Cytarine 1000mg Injection is unsafe to use during lactation. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breastfeeding is not advisable.
Cytarine 1000mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Cytarine 1000mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Cytarine 1000mg Injection is recommended. However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
There is limited information available on the use of Cytarine 1000mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor. Because of the limited information, a cautious use of Cytarine 1000mg Injection is recommended in patients with liver disease.