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CYTARINE 1GM INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 947 for 1 vial(s) (10 ML injection each)
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Composition for CYTARINE

Cytarabine(1 gm)

food interaction for CYTARINE

alcohol interaction for CYTARINE

pregnancy interaction for CYTARINE

lactation interaction for CYTARINE

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Cytarine 1gm injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Cytarine 1gm 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
Cytarine 1gm injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for CYTARINE

Cytarabine(1 gm)

Uses

Cytarine 1gm injection is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer, head and neck cancer, cervical cancer, testicular cancer., breast cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), blood cancer, lung cancer, bone cancer and urinary bladder cancer.

How it works

Cytarine 1gm injection belongs to a group of medicines called antimetabolites. It works by inhibiting the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.

Common side effects

Increased sensitivity to light, Rapid and repetitive movement of the eyes, Rash, Liver enzyme increased, Abdominal pain, Abnormal kidney function test, Blisters on skin, Blood in urine, Blood in vomit, Blood vessel inflammation, Bruise, Decreased blood cell count, Diarrhoea, Shortness of breath, Difficulty in urination, Fever, Bleeding gums, Hair loss, Increased uric acid level in blood, Injection site swelling, Injection site thrombosis, Loss of appetite, Sick, Feeling of discomfort, Nausea, Reduced consciousness, Skin redness, Sore eye, Bleeding, Anal ulcer, Sore mouth, Speech disorder, Urticaria, Visual impairment, Vomiting, Watery eyes, Burning eyes

SUBSTITUTES for CYTARINE

2 Substitutes
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  • BIOBIN 1GM INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries
    Rs. 977.13/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 977.13
    pay 932% more per injection
  • CYBIN PF 1GM INJECTION
    (10 ML injection in vial)
    Vhb Life Sciences Inc
    Rs. 118/ML of injection
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    Rs. 1180
    pay 25% more per ML of injection

Expert advice for CYTARINE

  • You may be monitored closely for severity of symptoms.
  • You will be told to undergo tests for blood counts, bone marrow, liver and kidney functions at regular intervals of time.
  • Inform your doctor if you have recently received chemotherapy or radiotherapy or you are scheduled for radiotherapy.
  • Consult your doctor if you are suffering from any liver disorder.
  • Stop taking cytarabine if you develop severe allergic reaction.
  • Taking cytarabine may increase your uric acid level in the blood. Seek medical advice for necessary precautions.
  • Avoid vaccination with live vaccine to eliminate risk of life threatening reaction.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for CYTARINE

Cytarabine

Q.Is cytarabine a vesicant?
No. Cytarabine is not a vesicant (irritant) but should be handled with care

Q.Is cytarabine ototoxic?
No. Ototoxicity is not reported with use of cytarabine. However, please consult your doctor if you experience such side effect

Q.Is cytarabine cytotoxic?
Yes. Cytarabine is a cytotoxic drug

Q.Does cytarabine cause hair loss?
Yes. Cytarabine may cause hair loss

Q.How does cytarabine prevent DNA replication?
Cytarabine prevents deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) replication through inhibiting the synthesis of DNA.

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Content on this page was last updated on 11 January, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)