Cytosar 500mg Injection
Cytosar 500mg Injection is a drug of chemotherapeutic nature. It is used to treat different kinds of leukaemia such as acute myeloid leukaemia, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, chronic myelogenous leukaemia, or acute lymphocytic leukaemia. The drug is injected intravenously, or into the cerebrospinal liquid. The latter is done through a method called the intraethecal infusion. Cytosar 500mg Injection is not available in a form that can be taken orally. The dosage of this drug is determined by the doctor according to your age, weight, response to treatment and other related medical conditions.
It is important to stay off from alcohol, caffeine, tobacco and smoking during the course of the treatment as the drug may interact with these substances and cause fatal health complications. The drug is also known to increase the risk of infection therefore it is advised to avoid crowded places, and use clean items of daily use. It is also advised to avoid sun exposure as much as possible and use a sunscreen. It is important to remain hydrated and to control nausea you must keep eating small nutritious snacks throughout the day. The medicine can be administered to pregnant women only after proper diagnosis by an expert. It is recommended to not conceive a child during the period of treatment to prevent fatal risks to the foetus.
Is It safe with alcohol?Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Cytrosar 1000mg 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?Cytrosar 1000mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Cytosar 500mg Injection , and hence can be used as its substitute.
This medication is often used during chemotherapy. The drug leads to a form a bond in between the cytosine sugar and arabinose sugar. The resulting Cytosine arabinoside prevents DNA synthesis.
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