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CONSIUM 100 MG INJECTION

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Composition FOR CONSIUM

Carmustine(100 mg)

food interaction for CONSIUM

alcohol interaction for CONSIUM

pregnancy interaction for CONSIUM

lactation interaction for CONSIUM

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Consium 100 mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Consium 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Consium 100 mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR CONSIUM

Carmustine(100 mg)

Uses

Consium 100 mg injection is used in the treatment of brain tumor

How it works

Consium 100 mg injection works by damaging the genetic material (DNA) of the cancer cells and stops their growth and multiplication.

Common side effects

Lung infection, Rash, Reduced blood platelets, Headache, Pain in anal region, Dizziness, Back pain, Blurred vision, Convulsion, Myelosuppression, Coordination disorder, Pelvic pain, Increased magnesium level in blood, Facial swelling, Insomnia, Sleepiness, Mouth ulcer, Weakness, Vomiting, Allergic reaction, Nausea, Decreased potassium level in blood, Abdominal pain, Infection, Loss of appetite, Bone-marrow suppression, Brain swelling, Decreased white blood cell count, Cns toxicity, Hair loss, Fatigue, Anxiety, Fever, Increased liver enzymes, Anemia, Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets), Hallucination, Thrombophlebitis, Urinary tract infection, Diarrhoea, Blood in urine, Depression, Vertigo, Speech disorder, Confusion, Chest pain, Mucosal inflammation, Drowsiness, Gastritis, Memory loss, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Constipation, Aggravation of depression, Stomatitis, Hemiparesis (weakness on one side of the body), Uncoordinated body movements, Decreased white blood cell count (lymphocytes), Viral infection, Increased glucose level in blood, Hemiplegia (paralysis of one side of the body)

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Expert advice FOR CONSIUM

  • Caution is to be exercised by patients with bone marrow suppression, breathing problems or lung disease and elderly patients.
  • Carmustine lowers immune response making you susceptible to infections. Therefore avoid contact with people suffering from cold or infections.
  • Carmustine reduces body’s ability to clot blood. Hence, in case of injury /bruising or presence of blood in the stools notify your doctor.
  • Do not consume this drug if you are allergic to carmustine or any of its ingredients.
  • Avoid activities that may increase your risk of bleeding or injury.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions FOR CONSIUM

Carmustine

Q.

Is carmustine safe?
Carmustine is safe if taken at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor

Q.

Is carmustine a vesicant?
Carmustine is classified under irritants amongst chemotherapy drugs. However when administered at high doses it can act as vesicant

Q.

Does carmustine inhibit DNA replication?
Yes, Carmustine works by preventing DNA replication.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)