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Topotec 2.5Mg Injection

Manufacturer: United Biotech Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Topotecan
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Topotec 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 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. Topotec 2.5Mg Injection 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.

Topotec 2.5Mg Injection 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.

  • 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.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Topotec 2.5Mg Injection , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Topotecan, please consult your doctor.

Topotec 2.5Mg Injection 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. Topotec 2.5Mg Injection combines to topoisomerase I-DNA complex.

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