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Celzar 200 mg Injection


Overview

Introduction of Celzar Injection

Celzar 200 mg Injection is used in the treatment of pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, urinary bladder cancer and non-small cell lung cancer.

Celzar 200 mg Injection is given as an injection by a qualified medical professional. It should be taken in a dose as recommended by the doctor. You should continue to take it as long as your doctor advises for it. The duration of treatment varies according to your need and response to treatment. Doctor may advice for regular monitoring of blood cells and liver function while taking Celzar 200 mg Injection.

Women should use effective contraception method and avoid pregnancy during the treatment. Hair loss, and skin rash may occur as its side effects. However, it is important to inform doctor if you notice any signs of infection such as fever, sore throat, severe rash or diarrhea.

Celzar Injection side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Hair loss
  • Low blood platelets
  • Allergic reaction
  • Breathlessness
  • Decreased white blood cell count
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Influenza like symptoms
  • Blood in urine
  • Skin rash
  • Protein in urine

How to use Celzar Injection

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

How Celzar Injection works

Celzar 200 mg Injection interferes with the growth of DNA and RNA of the cancer cells by substituting their building blocks. It prevents the cancer cells from growing and multiplying.

Celzar Injection related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Celzar 200 mg Injection may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Celzar 200 mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Celzar 200 mg Injection is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Celzar 200 mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Celzar 200 mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Kidney function tests are advised before taking this medicine and regular monitoring is also recommended after the treatment.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Celzar 200 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Use a reliable contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy while you are taking this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you notice any signs of infection such as fever, sore throat, rash or severe diarrhea.

Patient Concerns

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This is given to enhance the therapeutic effect of radiation therapy which is curative for small cell lung cancer.
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FAQs

Q. Is Celzar a vesicant/ anthracycline/ prodrug?

Celzar is not a vesicant/ anthracycline/ prodrug

Q. Does Celzar cause hair loss or abdominal pain?

Yes, Celzar has hair loss and abdominal pain as side effects. Please consult your doctor immediately if you experience such side effects

Q. Is Celzar a cytotoxic or chemotherapy agent?

Yes, Celzar is a cytotoxic chemotherapy agent

Q. Does Celzar work in pancreatic cancer?

Yes, Celzar is used to treat pancreatic cancer.

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