Medicine Overview of Celkeran Tablet
Side Effects of Celkeran are Nausea, Vomiting, Mouth ulcer, Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets), Bone-marrow suppression, Decreased white blood cell count, Diarrhoea, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils).
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Celkeran 5 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
Celkeran 5 mg Tablet 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.
In Depth Information on Celkeran Tablet
- Do not receive live vaccine (such as measles, mumps, rubella and others) while using chlorambucil, and avoid contact with anyone who has recently received a live vaccine as there are chances that the virus could be passed on to you.
- You may be regularly monitored for blood count while taking chlorambucil.
- Do not take chlorambucil if you have recently undergone radiotherapy or received other cytotoxic agents.
- Caution has to be followed if you have a liver or kidney problems.
- Regular monitoring is required if your child is having nephrotic syndrome; or if you have been prescribed high pulse dosing regimens and have a history of seizure disorder.
- Do not take chlorambucil if you have rare hereditary problems of glucose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption should not take this medication.
- Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Celkeran Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Celkeran 5 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Celkeran 5 mg Tablet 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.
It is not known whether Celkeran 5 mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Celkeran 5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Celkeran 5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Careful monitoring by a doctor is important as kidney disease patients are at an increased risk of bone marrow depression and inflammation and infections of urinary bladder while taking this medicine.
There is limited information available on the use of Celkeran 5 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Celkeran 5 mg Tablet, 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.
Questions Related to Celkeran
Dear sir, recently I have a message from one of my friends through whatsapp that papaya seeds are very much medicinal, &is very beneficial for blood cancer patients &those suffering from fatty liver &various other diseases. Kindly shed more light on this aspect according to the information available with you. Thank you.
Dr. Shikha Mishra
Papaya has lot of antioxidants so u can eat papaya for seeds only, ayurvedic doctor can help u
Is there anything related to blood cancer sir/madam??
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
For that we need to do bone marrow aspiration, flow cytometry.CBC suggestive of chronic Leukaemia soEven if it is Leukaemia, it will need not to be treated as it is asymptomatic in majority of times.
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Frequently asked questions about Celkeran Tablet
Q. How is Celkeran administered?
Celkeran is administered orally in tablet form
Q. Why is Celkeran toxic to cancer cells/ how does Celkeran work?
Celkeran belongs to a class of drugs called nitrogen mustard derivatives which kill the cancer cells by interfering with DNA replication, and also by directly slowing or stopping their growth
Q. Does Celkeran cause hair loss/constipation?
No, hair loss or constipation has not been reported with the use of Celkeran.
Q. What is Celkeran used for?
Celkeran is used to treat some types of blood cancers like Hodgkin's disease (cancer that starts in blood cells that are part of immune system), certain forms of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (disease where the bone marrow produces a large number of abnormal white cells. It is also used to treat Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia (rare blood condition involving the release of an abnormal protein, macroglobulin, into the blood)
Q. How is Celkeran excreted?
Celkeran is metabolized in liver to form nontoxic compounds which are excreted in urine
Q. Does Celkeran need to be refrigerated?
Celkeran has to be stored in a refrigerator at 2 °C – 8 °C
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