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Overview

Hycamtin 1Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Topotecan
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Hycamtin 1Mg Tablet is called an anti-cancer drug. It is used for chemotherapeutic purposes. It is also known as a cytotoxic drug. This drug is a potent medicine for the treatment of ovarian cancer, breast cancer, endometrial cancer or advanced cervical cancer. The drug has also been proven beneficial in certain kinds of lung cancer. Hycamtin 1Mg Tablet may be administered to the patient orally in the form of capsules, or in case of difficulty in oral intake, it can be injected intravenously. The drug is from a class of medicines known as antineoplastic, that work by inhibiting the growth and spread of cancer cells.

Hycamtin 1Mg Tablet cannot be administered to patients who are allergic to any of the ingredients of the drug, are pregnant or are breastfeeding. Patients who have a history of serious renal disorders, adverse bone marrow issues, low count of blood platelets or decreased white blood cells should also not be given the dosage of this medicine to avoid fatal health complications. The medicine reduces the clotting ability of the blood, thus the patients become prone to easy bruising or bleeding. The medicine should be administered with extreme caution to the children and elderly patients to avoid serious side effects.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Oncologist before using this medicine.

In addition to its intended effect, Hycamtin 1Mg Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Reduced blood platelets
Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
Mucosal inflammation
Weakness
Decreased white blood cell count
Decreased appetite
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Hycamtin 1mg tablet 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?
Hycamtin 1mg tablet 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?
Caution should be advised in patients with severe renal impairment.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you miss a dose of Topotecan, please consult your doctor.
Hycamtin 1Mg Tablet acts by exerting cytotoxic effects during the time of DNA synthesis. Topoisomerase relieves the torsional strain within the DNA by inciting single strand breaks that are reversible. Hycamtin 1Mg Tablet combines to topoisomerase I-DNA complex.
What are you using Hycamtin 1Mg Tablet for?
Small Cell Lung Cancer
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within a day
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Fatigue
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