This medication is an anticancer agent, prescribed for breast cancer. It prevents the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.
Contraindicated in patients with irregular heartbeat, and hypersensitivity.
IV- The recommended dose is 1.4 mg/m2 over 2 to 5 minutes infusion on days 1 and 8 of a 21-day cycle.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver, kidney, heart problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• It may cause burning, numbness, or tingling in the hands or feet; if it is so consult with your doctor.
• Avoid contact with people who have infections.
• Avoid live vaccination during the treatment period.
• It may reduce platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.
• Monitor complete blood cell counts and heart function regularly while taking this medication.
• Most Common :
Decrease in white blood cells, anemia, weakness, fatigue, hair loss, nerve disease, nausea, and constipation.
• Central Nervous system : Headache.
• General : Weakness, fatigue and fever.
• Gastrointestinal : Diarrhea and vomiting.
• Musculoskeletal : Joint/muscle pain, back pain, bone pain and pain in extremity.
• Metabolic : Loss of appetite and decreased weight.
• Respiratory : Cough and difficulty in breathing.
• Genitourinary : Urinary tract infection.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature (25ï¿½C), Do not freeze.
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