Topocan 2.5mg Injection

Manufacturer: Venus Remedies Ltd
Medicine composition: Topotecan
Prescription vs OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Topocan 2.5mg Injection is called an anti-cancer drug. It is used for chemotherapeutic purposes. It is also known as a cytotoxic drug. This drug is 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.

It may be administered to the patient orally in the form of capsules. 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.

This medication cannot be administered to patients:

  • who are allergic to any of the ingredients of the drug
  • who are pregnant or are breastfeeding
  • who have a history of serious renal disorders, adverse bone marrow issues, low count of blood platelets or decreased white blood cells

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 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 is 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?

    Caution should be advised in patients with severe renal impairment.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of this medication, please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

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

This medication 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. It combines to topoisomerase I-DNA complex.

Ques: What is Topocan 2.5mg Injection?

Ans: This medication is called an anti-cancer drug. It is used for chemotherapeutic purposes. It is also known as a cytotoxic drug.

Ques: How long do I need to use Topocan 2.5mg 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 Topocan 2.5mg Injection?

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

Ques: Should I use Topocan 2.5mg 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 Topocan 2.5mg 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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About Topocan 2.5mg Injection
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