This medication is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for certain types of cancer (breast cancer, lymph cancer, lung cancer) in combination with other medicines. It stops the growth of certain cancers.
Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity, severe bone-marrow depression, pregnancy and breastfeeding.
IV- The recommended dose is 1.2 g/m˛ per day for 5 consecutive days. Treatment is repeated every 3 weeks.
This medication is available in the form of injection administered by healthcare providers.
• Empty your bladder regularly. Get up at least once during the night to urinate.
• It may reduce the number of blood cells that are needed for clotting. To prevent bleeding, avoid situations where bruising or injury may occur.
• Drink adequate liquid during the treatment, otherwise it may lead to bladder irritation, especially important if you have had chemotherapy before.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney disease, bone marrow problems, cancer that has spread to the bone marrow, infection, chickenpox, shingles, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Central Nervous System:
Confusion, drowsiness, depression and agitation.
• Skin: Hair loss.
• Gastrointestinal: Nausea and vomiting.
• Miscellaneous: Eye inflammation, sore throat and shortness of breath.
Monitor kidney functions, urine test, complete blood counts regularly.
Intravenous: Store at 20-25°C.
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