CANTOP 2.5MG INJECTION

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Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd

Composition for CANTOP 2.5MG INJECTION

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Pregnancy
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Lactation
4430.15
₹4430.15/injection
1 injection in 1 vial
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Substitutes for CANTOP INJECTION

TOPOCAN 2.5MG INJECTION
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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

Common

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 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.
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
CAUTION
Cantop 2.5mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
CAUTION
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Caution should be advised in patients with severe renal impairment.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

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

Q. How often is topotecan given?
Generally topotecan treatment is for 4 cycles of 21 day each, patient is given topotecan for first 5 days of each cycle
Q. Does topotecan cause hair loss?
Yes, Topotecan may cause temporary hair loss
Q. Does topotecan cause flare reaction?
Yes, Topotecan may cause flare reaction
Q. How long does topotecan take to work?
The drug may start its action once the infusion is started, however, the complete effect may be assessed only after completion of 4 cycles
Q. Is topotecan a vesicant?
Topotecan is a vesicant (irritant)
Q. Is topotecan effective/ effective in ovarian cancer?
Yes topotecan is effective if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. What is topotecan chemotherapy?
It is a treatment therapy that includes topotecan with or without combination of other drugs in treatment of cancer (Usually ovarian or lung cancer)
Q. How is topotecan administered?
Topotecan 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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