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Oncodac 500mg Injection

Manufacturer: Vhb Life Sciences Inc
Medicine composition: Dacarbazine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: November 18, 2019

Used in the treatment of some types of cancers as well as Hodgkin disease, Oncodac 500mg Injection as an antineoplastic agent. Doctors generally prescribe it for the treatment of skin cancer that is at an advanced stage. The drug blocks the growth and multiplication of cancer cells, destroying them in the process.

There are a few medical conditions which may hinder the effects of this medication on the body, thus it is important that you inform your medical practitioner about health issues like:

  • blood disease, kidney and liver problems and development of any infections
  • Also let him know if you are pregnant, or planning to conceive in the future
  • Nursing mothers should also consult the pros and cons of Dacarbazine before taking it

It is given in the form of an injection. One should not use the drug if it is discolored or the bottle is cracked. In case you happen to miss a dose, seek your doctor’s advice immediately.

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.

The medication can treat the below provided problems:

  • Hypersensitivity

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

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

    This medication may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medication 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 interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect liver function?

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

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Oncodac 500mg Injection , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of it, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

This medication is specifically used during chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s lymphoma and melanoma. The drug helps to methylate guanine at certain places. This methylated form of the DNA form close strands, making replication impossible.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    This medication interacts with the following medicine methoxypsoralen, oral anticoagulants, Concomitant and phenytoin.

Ques: What is Oncodac 500mg Injection?

Ans: Used in the treatment of some types of cancers as well as Hodgkin disease, Oncodac 500mg Injection as an antineoplastic agent.

Ques: How long do I need to use Oncodac 500mg Injection before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication is to be taken till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Oncodac 500mg Injection?

Ans: This medication should be taken in the dosage as prescribed by the doctor.

Ques: Should I use Oncodac 500mg Injection empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication should be taken after food in a prescribed dosage.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Oncodac 500mg Injection?

Ans: This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
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