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Procarb 50Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Vhb Life Sciences Inc
Medicine composition: Procarbazine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Procarb 50Mg Tablet is a medication is primarily used to treat Hodgkin's diseases (lymphadenoma). This is also used in the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, brain tumor, and bronchogenic carcinoma. It works by restricting the synthesis of protein, DNA and RNA which in turn stops or slows down the growth of cancer cells.

You should not use this medication if:

  • you have an allergy to it or any ingredient in the medicine
  • you have low platelets, anemia or reduced bone marrow function
  • you are suffering from chickenpox, shingles, liver problems or are on tricyclic antidepressants or sympathomimetic
  • you are pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant or breastfeeding
  • you are on any medications, or have or had any serious medical condition or infection

This medication is available only as capsules of strength 50mg to be taken by mouth. Its dosage varies depending on several factors like your height, weight, age, and medical conditions. Therefore it is advised that you consult a doctor and follow the dosage prescribed by him.

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 is helpful in treating the given problems:

  • Hypersensitivity

  • Thrombocytopenia

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medication is unsafe to use during pregnancy. Please consult your doctor.
  • 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.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The duration of effect of this medication is about 24 hour.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The onset of action of this medication is about 20-30 minutes.
  • Is it habit forming?

    There are no habit forming tendencies found.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Procarb 50Mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of this medicine, 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.

This medication lowers the blood glucose within patients. It directly stimulates the release of insulin from the functioning of beta cells of the pancreatic islet tissue. It involves a method comprising sulfonylurea receptor acting on beta cell.

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 Alcohol

    This medication interacts with alcohol and can result in headache, respiratory difficulties, nausea, vomiting, sweating, thirst, hypotension, and flushing.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    No interaction found
  • Interaction with Medicine

    This medication interacts with the following medication which include Sympathomimetic amines , antidepressants (tricyclics), Barbiturates, narcotics, and phenothiazines.
  • Interaction with Food

    No interaction found
  • Interaction with Disease

    This medicine interacts with the following diseases which include non-malignant disease, cardiovascular or cerebrovascular disease, phaeochromocytoma or epilepsy.

Ques: What is Procarb 50Mg Tablet?

Ans: This medication is used in the treatment of Hodgkin's diseases (lymphadenoma), brain tumor, and bronchogenic carcinoma.

Ques: How long do I need to use Procarb 50Mg Tablet 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 Procarb 50Mg Tablet?

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

Ques: Should I use Procarb 50Mg Tablet 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 Procarb 50Mg Tablet?

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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About Procarb 50Mg Tablet
What are the uses of Procarb 50Mg Tablet
What are the contraindications of Procarb 50Mg Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Procarb 50Mg Tablet ?
Key highlights of Procarb 50Mg Tablet
What are the substitutes for Procarb 50Mg Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Procarb 50Mg Tablet ?
FAQs about Procarb 50Mg Tablet