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Biocristin 1 mg Injection


Overview

Introduction of Biocristin Injection

Biocristin 1 mg Injection is an anti-cancer medication used in the treatment of breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, kidney cancer, blood cancer, multiple myeloma, lymphomas and bone cancer.

Biocristin 1 mg Injection is given as an injection by a qualified medical professional. It prevents cancer cells to divide and multiply. You should continue to take it as long as your doctor advises you. The duration of treatment varies with the type of cancer you have and other factors like your response to treatment. Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to check your blood cells during treatment with this medicine. In case of white blood cells disturbances, Some people may experience associated fever or infections.

In males it may cause aspermia (lack of semen causing infertility) whereas in females Biocristin 1 mg Injection may cause amenorrhea (absence of menstruation), which may recover after some duration. It may also cause acute kidney disease (nephropathy) related to uric acid level. It is better to inform doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. Hair loss, peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand) and constipation are some other side effects of Biocristin 1 mg Injection.

Biocristin Injection side effects

Common
  • Hair loss
  • Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)
  • Constipation

How to use Biocristin Injection

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

How Biocristin Injection works

Biocristin 1 mg Injection blocks replication of genetic material (DNA) in the cancer cells. Thus it stops the growth and multiplication of cancer cells.

Biocristin Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Biocristin 1 mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Biocristin 1 mg 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.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Biocristin 1 mg Injection is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Biocristin 1 mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Biocristin 1 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Biocristin 1 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Biocristin 1 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Biocristin 1 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Avoid being near people suffering from infections (such as, cold, flu, contagious illnesses), as you may be more susceptible to infections, while on vincristine therapy, because of possibility of leukopenia.
  • Avoid even accidental contamination of eyes with vincristine as it may cause severe irritation.
  • Vincristine may cause acute kidney disease (nephropathy) related to uric acid level.
  • Care should be taken in elderly patients because they are more susceptible to neurotoxic effects of vincristine.
  • In males, vincristine may cause aspermia (lack of semen causing infertility); in females vincristine may cause amenorrhea (absence of menstruation), which may recover after some duration.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Is Biocristin cardiotoxic/ototoxic?

Biocristin when used in combination with other drugs has shown to be cardiotoxic/ototoxic with unknown cause

Q. Is Biocristin an alkylating agent/ an anthracycline?

Biocristin is vinca alkaloid and not an alkylating agent/ an anthracycline

Q. Is Biocristin a vesicant?

Biocristin is a vesicant (irritant) and can cause damage to the blood vessels if it is not administered properly

Q. Is Biocristin non DNA binding?

Biocristin does not bind to DNA

Q. Is Biocristin neuropathy reversible?

Biocristin neuropathy is not reversible

Q. Is Biocristin FDA approved?

Biocristin is a FDA approved medication

Q. Is Biocristin cytotoxic?

Biocristin is a cytotoxic drug

Q. Does Biocristin cause hair loss/infertility/ lower blood counts/ neutropenia/ neuropathy/ fever/ nausea?

These side effects are commonly observed with the use of Biocristin drug

Q. How does Biocristin affect mitosis?

Biocristin works by interfering with the growth of cancer cells (mitotic inhibition) and slows their spread in the body by causing an arrest of cell division in metaphase

Q. Where does Biocristin come from?

Biocristin is a plant alkaloid comes from the source called Vinca rosea Linn.

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References
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