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Cedcozine 1000 mg Injection

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Overview

Introduction of Cedcozine Injection

Cedcozine 1000 mg Injection is used in the treatment of cancers of lymphatic system and malignant melanoma (a type of skin cancer). It may be also used to treat other conditions, as determined by the doctor.

Cedcozine 1000 mg Injection should be be taken at same time each day to make sure it has the best effect. It prevents cancer cells from growing, as a result of which they eventually die. This stops the spread of cancer cells in the body. Since the growth of normal body cells may also be affected with this medicine, other effects may also occur. Cedcozine 1000 mg Injection often causes nausea and vomiting. However, it is important that you continue to receive the medicine, even if you begin to feel ill. Do not stop taking this medicine without first checking with your doctor.

This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells in your blood thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with kidney, liver and heart function during treatment with this medicine. It is important to use effective contraception to avoid getting pregnant or fathering a child during treatment. The dose and duration of the treatment with this medicine is decided by your doctor depending upon your disease.

Uses of Cedcozine Injection

Cedcozine Injection side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Decreased white blood cell count
  • Loss of appetite

How to use Cedcozine Injection

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

How Cedcozine Injection works

Cedcozine 1000 mg Injection is an anti-cancer medication. It works by damaging the genetic material (DNA and RNA) of the cancer cells. This stops their growth and multiplication.

Cedcozine Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Cedcozine 1000 mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cedcozine 1000 mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cedcozine 1000 mg Injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Cedcozine 1000 mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Cedcozine 1000 mg Injection may influence the ability to drive because of its central nervous system side effects.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cedcozine 1000 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cedcozine 1000 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Cedcozine 1000 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cedcozine 1000 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Cedcozine Injection?

If you miss a dose of Cedcozine 1000 mg Injection, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Dacarbazine injection must be given under the supervision of a doctor who is experienced in giving chemotherapy medications for cancer.
  • You should not eat anything for 4 to 6 hours before taking dacarbazine injection. This may help prevent severe nausea or vomiting.
  • Dacarbazine may make your skin sensitive to sunlight. Avoid any unnecessary or prolonged exposure to sunlight and wear protective clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
  • Dacarbazine can cause a severe decrease in the number of blood cells in your bone marrow increasing the risk of developing serious infection or bleeding. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience symptoms, such as, fever, sore throat, ongoing cough and congestion, or other signs of infection; unusual bleeding or bruising. 
  • Dacarbazine may cause serious or life-threatening liver damage. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience symptoms, such as nausea, extreme tiredness, unusual bleeding or bruising, lack of energy, loss of appetite, pain in the upper right part of the stomach, or yellowing of the skin or eyes.
  • It is advisable for men undergoing dacarbazine treatment to take contraceptive measures during and for 6 months after termination of therapy.
  • Do not drink alcohol while on dacarbazine treatment.
  • Do not drive or operate machines while using dacarbazine.

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. How is Cedcozine administered/ how is Cedcozine given/ why is Cedcozine given as an infusion?

Cedcozine is administered as infusion or injection. Absorption by mouth is slow and varies therefore intravenous (infusion or injection) administration is preferred

Q. Is Cedcozine a vesicant?

Cedcozine is a potent vesicant (it is corrosive), and it should be carefully administered to avoid the risk of extravasation (leaking into the tissues)

Q. What is Cedcozine used for?

Cedcozine is used to treat skin cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (malignant melanoma), cancer of the white blood cell (Hodgkin's lymphoma) and advanced adult soft tissue sarcomas (cancer of soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, fat, and blood vessels)

Q. Does Cedcozine work/ how effective is Cedcozine?

Cedcozine is effective if taken at recommended dosage and duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Does Cedcozine cause hair loss?

Yes. Hair loss is a common side effect of Cedcozine.

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