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Drug information on Mitodus® [Vial] (Mitomycin) from Oncomed Pharmaceuticals

Mitodus® [Vial]

Oncomed Pharmaceuticals
Generic : Mitomycin
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc Biotechnology | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Mitodus® [Vial] may be prescribed

Side effects of Mitodus® [Vial]

   Severe effects : Bone marrow depression, heart failure, liver and kidney damage, abnormal decrease in platelet counts.

   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, anorexia, and mouth ulcer.

   Skin : Hair loss, nail discoloration, rash and itching.

   Respiratory : Lung infection/inflammation, cough and difficulty in breathing.

   Miscellaneous : Fever, tingling, elevated liver enzyme, uneasiness and bladder fibrosis/contraction.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

IV- The recommended initial dose is 10 to 20 mg/m2, every 6 to 8 weeks.

How to use Mitodus® [Vial]?

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

When is Mitodus® [Vial] not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with bleeding disorder due to low platelet counts and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Mitodus® [Vial]

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney, breathing, bone marrow problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may reduce platelet counts, which lead to severe bleeding; avoid injury or bruising.

• Avoid contact with people who have infections.

• Avoid vaccination during the treatment period.

• Monitor complete blood cell count, and kidney function regularly while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for Mitodus® [Vial]

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Mitodus® [Vial]

Normally handled and stored by healthcare providers.

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