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Actoforan 500 mg Injection

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Overview

Uses of Actoforan Powder for Injection

Actoforan Powder for Injection side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Pharyngitis
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
  • Hair loss
  • Low blood platelets
  • Rash
  • Fatigue
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
  • Neuropathy

How to use Actoforan Powder for Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Actoforan Powder for Injection works

Actoforan 500 mg Injection interferes with the growth of DNA and RNA of the cancer cells by substituting their building blocks. It prevents the cancer cells from growing and multiplying.

Actoforan Powder for Injection related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Actoforan 500 mg Injection 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Actoforan 500 mg Injection should be used with caution during lactation. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Actoforan 500 mg Injection may make you feel tired and this may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Actoforan 500 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Actoforan 500 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Actoforan 500 mg Injection is not recommended in patients with moderate to severe kidney disease.
Liver
Actoforan 500 mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Actoforan 500 mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Use a reliable contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy while you are taking this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you notice any signs of infection such as fever, sore throat, rash or severe diarrhea.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Actoforan

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This is given to enhance the therapeutic effect of radiation therapy which is curative for small cell lung cancer.
Good evening, my father is suffering from lung cancer naming malignant mesothelioma. The same type of cancer my grandmother have. They both died due to this cancer disease. I want to know that is this a heridatory type of cancer? Is there is any probability in future that I will suffer from this type of cancer. Actually is their any preventive type of measures that I can follow that will help me prevent in future from suffering from cancer. Is their any tests available to keep regular updates about the trace of the cancer,
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FAQs

Q. Is Actoforan a vesicant?

No. Actoforan is not a vesicant

Q. Is Actoforan a chemotherapy/ cytotoxic?

Yes. Actoforan is chemotherapy and a cytotoxic drug

Q. Is Actoforan safe?

Actoforan is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Does Actoforan cause hair loss?

Yes. Actoforan is a prescription chemotherapy medication and hair loss is one of the possible side effects.

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