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Drug information on Cytarine (Cytarabine) from Dabur Pharma Limited


Dabur Pharma Limited
Generic : Cytarabine
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Drug Name : Cytarabine

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

Side effects of Cytarine

   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.

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).

How to use Cytarine?

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

When is Cytarine not to be taken? (Contraindications)


Warnings and Precautions for Cytarine

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 Cytarine

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Cytarine

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

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