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Drug information on Daczin (Dacarbazine) from Oncomed Pharmaceuticals


Oncomed Pharmaceuticals
Generic : Dacarbazine

Drug Name : Dacarbazine

Dacarbazine(DTIC-Dome) generic Daczin is an antineoplastic chemotherapy drug, prescribed for melanoma and Hodgkin's disease. Daczin 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 Daczin may be prescribed

Side effects of Daczin

   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 Daczin?

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

When is Daczin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with bone marrow suppression and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Daczin

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 Daczin

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Daczin

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

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