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Cladrim 10Mg Injection

Manufacturer: Fresenius Kabi India Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Cladribine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Cladrim 10Mg Injection belongs to a class of cancer-fighting drugs called antineoplastics, and is used for the control, prevention and treatment of a specific type of blood cancer known as hairy cell leukemia. It works by effectively preventing the growth of cancer cells in the body, thus eventually resulting in their destruction.

Cladrim 10Mg Injection is administered intravenously via injection, and is usually given for a total of seven days by continuous infusion. Things such as the patient’s body weight, medications, and medical conditions affect the dose of this medicine, so it is necessary to take the medicine strictly in accordance with the doctor’s prescription.

Before using Cladrim 10Mg Injection, tell your doctor if you are using any prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, or other herbal and dietary pills and supplements, if you are allergic to certain food items or substances, if you have a history of kidney problems or if you are pregnant and/or breastfeeding.

Common side effects of Cladrim 10Mg Injection include numbness or tingling of the hands and feet, shortness of breath, swelling or pain at the site of injection, skin rash, stomach pain, sweating, and unusually high heartbeat.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Oncologist before using this medicine.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Cladrim 10mg injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Cladrim 10mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    LITAK has a major influence on the ability to drive and use machines.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

This is a type of medication used as a treatment for hairy cell leukaemia. The mechanism of action of the drug is not well understood as of yet, but it is believed that the drug phosphorylates the nucleotide cladribine triphosphate, which is then absorbed into the DNA of the lymphocyte cells.

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