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Cytarabine (Cytarabine) Drug Price and Information

Cytarabine is a chemotherapy agent, prescribed for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Cytarabine slows the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.  

Cytarabine

  Injection
Pharmacia
Generic : Cytarabine
 287.77
100mg
5ml
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    Drug Name : Cytarabine

    Cytarabine(Cytosar-U) generic Cytarabine is a chemotherapy agent, prescribed for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Cytarabine slows the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.
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    Medical condition(s) for which Cytarabine may be prescribed


    Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

    IV/SC- The recommended dose is 100 mg/m2/day (days 1 to 7) or 100 mg/m2 IV every 12 hours (days 1 to 7).

    Side effects of Cytarabine

    Most Common : Bone marrow suppression, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, mouth ulcer, fever and rash.

    Central Nervous System : Headache, dizziness, seizures, drowsiness, depression, anxiety, coma, incoordination, speech disorder and vision loss.

    Respiratory : Lung swelling and cough.

    Musculoskeletal : Muscle pain, neck pain and muscle stiffness.

    Genitourinary : Increased urinary retention.

    Eye : Blurred vision.

    Skin : Increased sweating.

    How to use Cytarabine?

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

    When Should Cytarabine not be taken? (Contraindications)

    Hypersensitivity.

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    Warnings and Precautions for Cytarabine

    Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver and kidney dysfunction, severe infections, preexisting drug-induced bone marrow suppression, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

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

    It may decrease platelet counts, which leads to severe bleeding; avoid injury or bruising.

    Monitor complete blood cell counts, liver and kidney functions regularly while taking this medication.

    Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages and citrus fruit juices.

    Other Precautions for Cytarabine

    Avoid excess dosage.

    Storage Conditions for Cytarabine

    Store it at controlled room temperature (25°C).



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