Author Details
Written By
MMST, MBBS
Reviewed By
MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
Last updated:
24 Mar 2020 | 12:53 PM (IST)
Want to know more?
Read Our Editorial Policy
Have issue with the content?
Report Problem

Biocristin AQ 1mg Injection


Overview

Introduction

Biocristin AQ 1mg 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 AQ 1mg Injection is given as an injection into the vein 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.

The most common side effects of this medicine include hair loss, peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), and constipation. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells (white blood cells) in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections and fever. In some cases, it may also cause kidney disease related to uric acid level. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with heart, liver, and blood uric acid levels.

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. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.  you are suggested to avoid direct contact of medicine with eyes, as it may cause eye irritation.

Side effects of Biocristin AQ Injection

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

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Hair loss
    Use gentle hair products such as baby shampoo. Use a soft brush and comb gently. Avoid using hairdryers, curling tongs or hair straighteners and pat your hair dry after washing. Do not color your hair. Protect your scalp by covering your head in the sun. It is necessary to not take the stress and eat a balanced, nutritious diet as it is vital for the health of your hair.
  • Coping with Constipation
    Try to eat foods which are high in fiber such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals to increase the bulk and consistency of bowel movements. Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic drinks and stay hydrated to promote healthy digestion. Increasing physical activities such as walking, yoga and regular exercise can also be helpful. If your condition does not improve, you can ask your doctor to prescribe you laxative medicine.

How to use Biocristin AQ Injection

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

How Biocristin AQ Injection works

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

Safety Advice

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

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Biocristin AQ 1mg Injection
₹49.65/ml of Injection
₹44.04/ml of Injection
save 11%
Vinlon 1mg Injection
Celon Laboratories Ltd
₹48/ml of Injection
save 3%
₹48.69/ml of Injection
save 2%
Onvinc 1mg Injection
Neon Laboratories Ltd
₹49.25/Injection
save 1%
Biocristin 1mg Injection
Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries
₹52.63/Injection
6% costlier

Quick Tips

  • Biocristin AQ 1mg Injection is given as a drip in the vein under the supervision of a doctor.
  • Do not skip any dose and complete the course as suggested by your doctor.
  • Use an effective method of birth control to avoid pregnancy while taking this medication.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor your blood cell count, platelet count and liver function.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience skin rash, swelling of face or lips and trouble breathing.

Patient Concerns

arrow
I want to know the symptoms of cancer as I am a smoker
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Medical Oncology and Hematology
Symptoms for cancer depends upon which organ involved. For smokers , definitely chronic , they have possibility to develop lung cancer, head and neck cancers, oesophagus cancer, pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer and so more on. General symptoms would be like loss of appetite, weight loss, low grade fever in some cases, chronic cough for long time.
If any symtom of brest cancer if have whats the cure
Dr. Sanjay Singh Rai
Medical Oncology and Hematology
First is confirmation of breast cancerChance of cure depends on stage of cancer
arrow
Do you have any questions related to Biocristin AQ 1mg Injection ?

FAQs

Q. Is Biocristin AQ cardiotoxic/ototoxic?

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

Q. Is Biocristin AQ an alkylating agent/ an anthracycline?

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

Q. Is Biocristin AQ a vesicant?

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

Q. Is Biocristin AQ non DNA binding?

Biocristin AQ does not bind to DNA

Q. Is Biocristin AQ neuropathy reversible?

Biocristin AQ neuropathy is not reversible

Q. Is Biocristin AQ FDA approved?

Biocristin AQ is a FDA approved medication

Q. Is Biocristin AQ cytotoxic?

Biocristin AQ is a cytotoxic drug

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

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

Q. How does Biocristin AQ affect mitosis?

Biocristin AQ 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 AQ come from?

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

Related Products

Related Ayurvedic Ingredients

Disclaimer: 1mg's sole intention is to ensure that its consumers get information that is expert-reviewed, accurate and trustworthy. However, the information contained herein should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of a qualified physician. The information provided here is for informational purposes only. This may not cover all possible side effects, drug interactions or warnings or alerts. Please consult your doctor and discuss all your queries related to any disease or medicine. We intend to support, not replace, the doctor-patient relationship.
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. pp. 1706-707.
  2. Chu E, Sartorelli AC. Cancer Chemotherapy. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. p. 949.
  3. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 1477-79.
  4. Vincristine sulfate. South San Francisco, California: Talon Therapeutics, Inc.; 2012 [revised Jul. 2012]. [Accessed 27 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  5. Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2006. Vincristine. [Updated 2020 Jan 20]. [Accessed 19 Feb. 2020] (online) Available from:External Link
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
BIOCHEM PHARMA, LG 113 / A, Xth Central Mall, Mahavir Nagar, 90ft Road, Next to D Mart, Kandivali - West, Mumbai - 400067.
Best Price
₹42.2
MRP49.65  Get 15% OFF
This price is valid only on the orders above ₹500
1 ml in 1 vial
SOLD OUT

INDIA’S LARGEST HEALTHCARE PLATFORM

150M+
Visitors
25M+
Orders Delivered
1000+
Cities
Get the link to download App
Reliable

All products displayed on 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies. All labs listed on the platform are accredited

Secure

1mg uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption and is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant

Affordable

Find affordable medicine substitutes, save up to 50% on health products, up to 80% off on lab tests and free doctor consultations.

India's only LegitScript and ISO/IEC 27001 certified online healthcare platform
Know More About 1mgdownArrow
Access medical and health information

1mg provides you with medical information which is curated, written and verified by experts, accurate and trustworthy. Our experts create high-quality content about medicines, diseases, lab investigations, Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products, Ayurvedic herbs/ingredients, and alternative remedies.

Order medicines online

Get free medicine home delivery in over 1000 cities across India. You can also order Ayurvedic, Homeopathic and other Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products. Your safety is our top priority. All products displayed on 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies.

Book lab tests

Book any lab tests and preventive health packages from certified labs and get tested from the comfort of your home. Enjoy free home sample collection, view reports online and consult a doctor online for free.

Consult a doctor online

Got a health query? Consult doctors online from the comfort of your home for free. Chat privately with our registered medical specialists to connect directly with verified doctors. Your privacy is guaranteed.