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General Information on Dacarbazine

Generic Name : Dacarbazine

Pronunciation : da kar' ba zeen

Latest prescription information about Dacarbazine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Why is Dacarbazine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antineoplastic chemotherapy drug, prescribed for melanoma and Hodgkin's disease. This medication slows the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.  

When should Dacarbazine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with bone marrow suppression and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Dacarbazine?

Malignant Melanoma: The recommended dosage is 2 to 4.5mg/kg/day for 10 days. Treatment may be repeated at 4-week intervals.
Hodgkin's Disease: The recommended dose is 150mg/square meter body surface/day for 5 days.

How should Dacarbazine be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Dacarbazine?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages and citrus fruit juices.

What are the side effects of Dacarbazine?

   Most Common : Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and loss of appetite.
   Miscellaneous : Hair loss, tingling, photosensitivity, rashes and facial flushing.
   Liver : Liver damage.

What are the other precautions for Dacarbazine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Dacarbazine?

Store it in refrigerator (2-8C). Do not freeze it.

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mallikarjunaRaochitturi 

Hi sir/Madam, My self Mallikarjun, my mother is 48years old and she is suffering with malignant melanoma 4th stage. Doctors said that it started to spread bones. So they said its not operable and life span is only 6 months to 1year. We are in stage of null. Everything is dark in front of us. Please your reply may fill hopes on our hearts. Here am attaching some reports plz find and give some suggestion. This is first set of reports., if any clinical trails going on this ? we are ready for that also .. please contact at [email protected]

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