Generic Name : Plicamycin Pronunciation : plye kay mye' sin Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics ICD Code : Y43.3
Therapeutic Classification : Chemotherapy Trade Name(s):
International- Mithracin. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for testicular cancer, paget's disease of bone and hypercalcemia. It interferes with the growth of cancer cells. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Contraindicated in patients with decrease in platelets, clotting disorder and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
IV- The recommended daily dose is 25 to 30 mcg (0.025-0.030 mg) per kilogram of body weight. How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney disease, bone marrow depression, or bleeding disorder, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Side Effects :
Most Common - Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, mouth ulcer, fever, drowsiness, weakness, lethargy, uneasiness, headache, depression, vein inflammation, facial flushing, and skin rash.
Blood - Decrease in platelet counts.
Liver - Abnormal liver function.
Genitourinary - Increased Blood Urea Nitrogen.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.
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