Cytarabine

Cytarabine

 

General English name: Cytarabine

Brand: Cytosar-U, Tarabine PFS

Application: Cancer

 

 

 

 

Dosage forms of cytarabine

Cytarabine Drug Information

The correct amount and method of taking cytarabine

Contraindications to cytarabine

The effect of Cytarabine consumption on driving

Drug Interaction of Cytarabine

Warning about taking Cytarabine

Side effects of cytarabine

Side effects of cytarabine overdose (cytarabine poisoning)

Storage conditions of Cytarabine

 

 

 

 

Dosage forms of cytarabine

Injectable vial

 

Cytarabine Drug Information

Cytarabine is used to treat a variety of cancers. In cancer, certain cells grow in the body and divide very quickly. Chemotherapy drugs, such as cytarabine, work by preventing cell division, which reduces the number of cancer cells.

 

The correct amount and method of taking cytarabine

Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get medication information about the drug and to be aware of its possible side effects.

The dose and amount of Cytarabine varies from person to person; Take one pill exactly as your doctor advised. The dose of this drug is prescribed based on the weight and condition of the disease.

Drink plenty of water while taking cytarabine to increase your urination.

 

Contraindications to cytarabine

Note the expiration date of cytarabine and do not take the medicine if it has expired.

Never give Cytarabine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with cytarabine, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

Taking cytarabine during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor.

 

The effect of Cytarabine consumption on driving

Cytarabine may make you dizzy, and if you have such symptoms, avoid driving or operating machinery.

 

 Drug Interaction of Cytarabine

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Drugs that may interact with this drug include digoxin, flowocytosine, gentamicin, some live vaccines (such as BCG), clozapine, immunosuppressants (eg, fingolimod, natalizumbe, afalizumbe, okre lizumab).

 

 Warning about taking Cytarabine

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking cytarabine:

  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • If you have any kidney or liver disease.
  • If you have gout.
  • If you have a history of blood disease (thrombocytopenia) and anemia.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of cytarabine

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking this medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:

  • Bruising, swelling, redness and pain at the injection site
  • Diarrhea
  • Vertigo
  • Nausea
  • Vomit
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • hair loss

Muscle and joint pain, symptoms of infection (such as fever, chills, cough, persistent sore throat, abnormal sweating), movement problems, excessive drowsiness, stomach and abdominal pain, seizures, shortness of breath, skin rash, muscle weakness, pain and swelling of the legs And ankle: See a doctor right away if you have any of these symptoms.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to Cytarabine use.

 

Side effects of cytarabine overdose (cytarabine poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as mood swings, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room right away.

 

Storage conditions of Cytarabine

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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