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Azacytin Injection

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Azacytin Injection is used in the treatment of some kinds of blood cancer. It is used for the treatment of adult patients with all subtypes of Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). It may be also used to treat other conditions, as determined by the doctor.

Azacytin Injection is given as an injection under the medical supervision of a doctor. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.

The most common side effects of this medicine include injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness), vomiting, weakness, and nausea. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. You must inform your doctor before taking any vaccination while on treatment with this medicine. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with the heart, liver, and kidney.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have liver, or kidney problems or are taking any medicines to treat infections. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your doctor know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

Uses of Azacytin Injection

Side effects of Azacytin Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Azacytin

  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Decreased potassium level in blood
  • Bruise
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation

How to use Azacytin Injection

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

How Azacytin Injection works

Azacytin Injection is an anticancer medication. It works by interfering with the growth of genetic material (DNA and RNA) of the cancer cells in leukaemia. This kills the cancer cells and helps in normal maturation and growth of young blood cells in the bone marrow.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Azacytin Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Azacytin Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
UNSAFE
Azacytin Injection is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Azacytin Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Azacytin Injection can cause side effects such as tiredness and this may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Azacytin Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Azacytin Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Azacytin Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Azacytin Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Azacytin Injection is not recommended in patients with advanced liver cancer.

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Quick Tips

  • 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Pyrimidine Nucleoside Analogue
Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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Can blood cancer patients 1st stage do sex with normal girl Sir a blood cancer patients do sex with normal girl can any problem or cause doing with girl or side effect give suggestions Thanks
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Medical Oncology and Hematology
Wait till blood cancer gets cured.
Blood Cancer. Is there any medicine to cure blood cancer.
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Case has to be seen in person
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FAQs

Q. Is Azacytin Injection a vesicant?

Azacytin Injection is not a vesicant and is not known to cause severe local tissue damage upon extravasation (leaking of injected Azacytin Injection into the surrounding tissues from the site of administration) when injected

Q. Does Azacytin Injection cause hair loss?

No, Azacytin Injection is not known to cause hair los

Q. Is Azacytin Injection chemotherapy?

Yes. Azacytin Injection is chemotherapy and a cytotoxic drug used in the treatment of various cancers. It is toxic to cancer cells and interferes with the cell's DNA synthesis, thus slowing down or stopping its growth and multiplication (cytotoxic effect)

Q. Is Azacytin Injection a cytotoxic drug?

Yes. Azacytin Injection is a cytotoxic drug.

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References

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Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., 8-2-337, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034, INDIA
Expires on or after: December, 2020

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