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Biocarb 450mg Injection

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

Introduction

Biocarb 450mg Injection is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer and small cell lung cancer. It shows its working by stopping or slowing down the growth of cancer cells.

Biocarb 450mg Injection is given as an injection into veins under the 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.

Nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and increased liver enzyme are some common side effects of this medicine. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells (decrease red blood and white blood cells) in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections or bleeding. Inform your doctor if you notice fever, sore throat, chills, unusual bleeding or bruising, and dark urine. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with heart, liver, and blood uric acid levels.

You must inform your doctor if you experience allergic reactions with injection such as skin rash, itching, and trouble breathing. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.

Uses of Biocarb Injection

Benefits of Biocarb Injection

In Ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is a cancer that begins in the female organs that produce eggs (ovaries). This type of cancer is usually detected very late and can be fatal too. It usually spreads to the pelvis and stomach. Biocarb 450mg Injection kills or stops the growth of cancer cells and also prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. It is an effective medicine but has some side effects that may be bothersome. So, you should discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. You should avoid drinking alcohol while having this treatment and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

In Small cell lung cancer

Small cell lung cancer is a fast-growing type of lung cancer commonly caused by smoking that starts with small tumors in the lungs but eventually spreads to the other parts of the body as well. Biocarb 450mg Injection helps treat such types of cancer and may be given alone or in combination with other medicines. It is a potent and very toxic medicine and you should discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. You should avoid drinking alcohol while having this treatment and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Side effects of Biocarb 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 Biocarb

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Fatigue
  • Low blood platelets
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
  • Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)
  • Diarrhea

How to use Biocarb Injection

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

How Biocarb Injection works

Biocarb 450mg Injection is an anti-cancer medication. It works by damaging the genetic material (DNA and RNA) of the cancer cells which stops their growth and multiplication.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Biocarb 450mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Biocarb 450mg 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
Biocarb 450mg Injection is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Biocarb 450mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Biocarb 450mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Biocarb 450mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Biocarb 450mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function tests may be advised while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Biocarb 450mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Biocarb 450mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Biocarb Injection?

If you miss a dose of Biocarb 450mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • It is given as an injection into the veins under the supervision of a doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Platinum Analogs
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI NEOPLASTICS

Patient Concerns

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Medical Oncology and Hematology
This is given to enhance the therapeutic effect of radiation therapy which is curative for small cell lung cancer.
I seem to have lung cancer , becoz all the symptoms are same as lung cancer. I test my blood, they suggests me that it is highly probable to lung cancer. Sir what can i do now. This is in preliminary stage
Dr. Sanjay Singh Rai
Medical Oncology and Hematology
Do you think that lung cancer is diagnosed from blood
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FAQs

Q. Is Biocarb 450mg Injection cell cycle specific?

No, Biocarb 450mg Injection is not a cell cycle specific anticancer medication

Q. Is Biocarb 450mg Injection FDA approved?

Yes Biocarb 450mg Injection is an FDA approved drug

Q. Is it a platinum based drug?

Yes carboplatin is a platinum based drug and is effectively used in combination with other drug

Q. Does Biocarb 450mg Injection cause neuropathy/ hearing loss/ hair loss/ weight gain/ constipation/ leukemia?

Yes Biocarb 450mg Injection is known to cause side effects like neuropathy, hearing loss, hair loss, weight gain, and constipation. Please inform your doctor about any side-effect that you may observe on taking this drug. Infertility while on therapy may be caused as a side effect of this drug but it may be reverse after stopping the therapy. Yes Biocarb 450mg Injection may cause leukemia if it is used for a long duration.

Q. Is Biocarb 450mg Injection a generic?

Yes, Biocarb 450mg Injection is a generic platinum-based compound

Q. Is Biocarb 450mg Injection vesicant/cardio-toxic/ anthracycline?

No Biocarb 450mg Injection is not cardio-toxic/ anthracycline/vesicant

Q. Is Biocarb 450mg Injection used for breast cancer?

It is used to treat advanced stage breast cancer

Q. Is Biocarb 450mg Injection available in pill form?

No Biocarb 450mg Injection is not available in pill form

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References

  1. Chabner BA, Bertino J, Cleary J, et al. Cytotoxic Agents. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. p. 1689.
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  4. U.S. National Library of Medicine. Carboplatin. [Accessed 26 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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BIOCHEM PHARMA, LG 113 / A, Xth Central Mall, Mahavir Nagar, 90ft Road, Next to D Mart, Kandivali - West, Mumbai - 400067.
Expires on or after: February, 2021

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