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Valrubicin - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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General Information on Valrubicin

Generic Name : Valrubicin
Pronunciation : val ROO bi sin
Latest prescription information about Valrubicin. 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, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Valrubicin

International- Valstar.
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Why is Valrubicin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a chemotherapy agent, prescribed for bladder cancer.  It works by preventing the cancer cell from reproducing, which results in death of the cancer cell.

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When should Valrubicin not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with concurrent urinary tract infections, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Valrubicin?

IV- The recommended dose is 800 mg, once a week for six weeks.

How should Valrubicin 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 Valrubicin?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of bone marrow problems, kidney disease, severe bladder irritation, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Avoid contact with skin or eyes.

Men should avoid sex.

Monitor complete blood cell counts, bladder exams, and urine tests regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Valrubicin?

   Most Common : Urinary frequency, painful urination, urinary urgency, bladder spasm, blood in urine, bladder pain, urinary incontinence, bladder inflammation, night time urination, injection site burning, urethral pain, pelvic pain.
   Body as a Whole : Abdominal pain, weakness, back pain, chest pain, fever, headache, uneasiness.
   Heart : Dilatation.
   Gastrointestinal : Diarrhea, flatulence, nausea, vomiting.
   Blood : Anemia.
   Metabolic : Low blood sugar and swelling in the extremities.
   Musculoskeletal : Muscle pain.
   Central Nervous System : Dizziness.
   Respiratory : Pneumonia.
   Skin : Rash.
   Genitourinary : Urinary Retention, urinary tract infection.

What are the other precautions for Valrubicin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Valrubicin?

Store the medication as directed by your physician.




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