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Drug information on Dacarzine (Dacarbazine) from Khandelwal Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.

Dacarzine

  Injection
Khandelwal Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.
Generic : Dacarbazine
 555.05
200mg
1

Drug Name : Dacarbazine

Dacarbazine(DTIC-Dome) generic Dacarzine is an antineoplastic chemotherapy drug, prescribed for melanoma and Hodgkin's disease. Dacarzine slows the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.
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Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Dacarzine may be prescribed


Side effects of Dacarzine

   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 Dacarzine?

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

When is Dacarzine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with bone marrow suppression and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Dacarzine

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 Dacarzine

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Dacarzine

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



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