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Cantop 2.5mg Injection

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Composition for Cantop 2.5mg Injection

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Primary uses of Cantop 2.5mg Injection

Potentiallyunsafewith
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Lactation
MRP
4430.15
1 Injection in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Cantop Injection

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Cantop Injection side effects

Common

Fatigue, Nausea, Vomiting, Hair loss, Low blood platelets, Anemia (low number of red blood cells), 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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Cantop Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Cantop Injection
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Cantop 2.5mg Injection is unsafe to use during lactation. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breastfeeding is not advisable.
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.
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.
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.

What if you miss a dose of Cantop Injection?uses

If you miss a dose of Cantop 2.5mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Cantop Injection

Frequently asked questions about 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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