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Chemosid 100 mg Injection


Uses of Chemosid Injection

Chemosid 100 mg Injection is used in the treatment of small cell lung cancer and testicular cancer.

Chemosid Injection side effects

  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Allergic reaction
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Hair loss
  • Liver toxicity
  • Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets)
  • Diarrhea
  • Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)

How to use Chemosid Injection

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

How Chemosid Injection works

Chemosid 100 mg Injection is an anti-cancer medication. It works by suppressing the activity of an enzyme (topoisomerase II) involved in DNA multiplication of the cancer cells. This slows the growth of cancer cells and eventually kills them.

Chemosid Injection related warnings

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Chemosid 100 mg 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.
Chemosid 100 mg 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.
Chemosid 100 mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Chemosid 100 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Chemosid 100 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Chemosid 100 mg Injection is not recommended in patients with end-stage kidney disease.
Chemosid 100 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Chemosid 100 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Chemosid 100 mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Avoid contact with people with cold or other infections as etoposide treatment may lower your immunity.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any unusual bleeding, bruising, blood in stools, or dark, tarry stools.
  • You will be regularly evaluated with lab tests, including complete blood cell counts to monitor your progress or to check for side effects.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery during etoposide treatment as it may cause dizziness.
  • Do not consume this drug if you are allergic to etoposide or any of its ingredients.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Chemosid with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Imudrops, Neoral, Aurosporine
Brand(s): Shinosun, Epikon, Sonal
Brand(s): Milorgen
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin, Notian
Brand(s): Dindevan

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Chemosid

What is the purpose of Chemotherepy given at the time of radiotherapy in ca lung small cell carcinoma
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Cancer Specialist
This is given to enhance the therapeutic effect of radiation therapy which is curative for small cell lung cancer.
I had a corn on my feet plz recommend any medicine. I had tried with corn cap but it is very painful. I recently got treated for testicular cancer.
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
Best treatment is to remove by machine only by skin specialist
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Q. Is Chemosid a FDA approved vesicant/irritant?

Yes, Chemosid is a FDA approved vesicant/irritant

Q. Is Chemosid dialyzable?

No, Chemosid is not dialyzable

Q. Does Chemosid cause leukaemia?

Yes, Chemosid may cause leukaemia. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.

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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Cytogen Pharmaceuticals India Pvt. Ltd., 105, Anupam Plaza, 6, Local shopping Complex Gazipur, Delhi-96.
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