Cantop 2.5mg Injection

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Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd

Composition for Cantop 2.5mg Injection

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₹4430.15/Injection
1 Injection in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Cantop Injection

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Uses of Cantop Injection

Cantop 2.5mg Injection is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer, small cell lung cancer, cervical cancer and cancer of colon and rectum.
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Side effects of Cantop Injection

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Fatigue, Nausea, Vomiting, Hair loss, Reduced blood platelets, Anemia, Infection, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Fever, Mucosal inflammation, Weakness, Diarrhoea, Decreased white blood cell count, Decreased appetite, Abdominal pain, Constipation.

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How to use Cantop Injection

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

How Cantop Injection works

Cantop 2.5mg injection is an anti-cancer medication. It is an inhibitor of topoisomerase, an enzyme important for replication of genetic material (DNA) in the cancer cells. Thus it stops the growth and multiplication of cancer cells.

In Depth Information on Cantop Injection

Expert advice for Cantop Injection

  • Before you take topotecan, inform your doctor if have /are being treated for kidney disease.
  • If you are undergoing a surgery including dental surgery, do inform your doctor that you are being treated with topotecan.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as topotecan may cause tiredness, drowsiness or weakness.
  • Take precautions while using topotecan as it may cause severe diarrhea requiring hospitalization.
  • You should get your blood count monitored regularly to check for any signs of serious infections.
  • Stop using topetecan and immediately report any pulmonary symptoms indicative of interstitial lung disease (e.g. cough, fever, dyspnoea and/or hypoxia).
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Cantop 2.5mg Injection
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Cantop 2.5mg 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.
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Lactation
UNSAFE
Cantop 2.5mg Injection is usafe to use during lactation. Da
ta suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breast feeding is not advisable.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Cantop 2.5mg Injection can make you feel tired and this may affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Cantop 2.5mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cantop 2.5mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Cantop 2.5mg Injection is not recommended in patients with end-stage kidney disease.
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Liver
SAFE
Cantop 2.5mg Injection is safe to use in patients with liver
disease. No dose adjustment of Cantop 2.5mg Injection is recommended.
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Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Topotecan, please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Cantop 2.5mg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Topotecan

Generally Cantop treatment is for 4 cycles of 21 day each, patient is given Cantop for first 5 days of each cycle
Yes, Cantop may cause temporary hair loss
Yes, Cantop may cause flare reaction
The drug may start its action once the infusion is started, however, the complete effect may be assessed only after completion of 4 cycles
Cantop is a vesicant (irritant)
Yes Cantop is effective if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
It is a treatment therapy that includes Cantop with or without combination of other drugs in treatment of cancer (Usually ovarian or lung cancer)
Cantop is either administered orally as a capsule or as an intravenous Infusion in the arm over a period of 30 min.
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Substitutes for Cantop Injection

Topocan 2.5mg Injection
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Topotec 2.5mg Injection
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₹2050.0/ml of Injection
save 54%
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