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Dacarin is an antineoplastic chemotherapy drug, prescribed for melanoma and Hodgkin's disease. Dacarin slows the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.  

Drug information on Dacarin (Dacarbazine) from VHB Lifesciences Inc.


VHB Lifesciences Inc.
Generic : Dacarbazine
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Medical Condition(s) for which Dacarin may be prescribed

Side effects of Dacarin

   Most Common : Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and loss of appetite.

   Miscellaneous : Hair loss, tingling, photosensitivity, rashes and facial flushing.

   Liver : Liver damage.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Malignant Melanoma: The recommended dosage is 2 to 4.5mg/kg/day for 10 days. Treatment may be repeated at 4-week intervals.
Hodgkin's Disease: The recommended dose is 150mg/square meter body surface/day for 5 days.

How to use Dacarin?

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

When is Dacarin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with bone marrow suppression and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Dacarin

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages and citrus fruit juices.

Other Precautions for Dacarin

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Dacarin

Store it in refrigerator (2-8°C). Do not freeze it.

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