Cytocristin Aqueous 1mg Injection

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Cipla Ltd

Composition for Cytocristin 1mg Injection

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Lactation
44.04
1 ml in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Cytocristin Injection

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Uses of Cytocristin Injection

Cytocristin Aqueous 1mg Injection is used in the treatment of breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, kidney cancer, blood cancer, multiple myeloma, lymphomas and bone cancer.
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Side effects of Cytocristin Injection

Common

Hair loss, Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Constipation.

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How to use Cytocristin Injection

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

How Cytocristin Injection works

Cytocristin aqueous 1mg injection blocks replication of genetic material (DNA) in the cancer cells. Thus it stops the growth and multiplication of cancer cells.

In Depth Information on Cytocristin Injection

Expert advice for Cytocristin Injection

  • Avoid being near people suffering from infections (such as, cold, flu, contagious illnesses), as you may be more susceptible to infections, while on vincristine therapy, because of possibility of leukopenia.
  • Avoid even accidental contamination of eyes with vincristine as it may cause severe irritation.
  • Vincristine may cause acute kidney disease (nephropathy) related to uric acid level.
  • Care should be taken in elderly patients because they are more susceptible to neurotoxic effects of vincristine.
  • In males, vincristine may cause aspermia (lack of semen causing infertility); in females vincristine may cause amenorrhea (absence of menstruation), which may recover after some duration.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Cytocristin Aqueous 1mg Injection
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Cytocristin Aqueous 1mg 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.
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Lactation
UNSAFE
Cytocristin Aqueous 1mg Injection is usafe to use during l
actation. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breast feeding is not advisable.
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Driving
Cytocristin Aqueous 1mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Cytocristin Aqueous 1mg Injection should be used with caut
ion in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cytocristin Aqueous 1mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Cytocristin Aqueous 1mg Injection should be used with caut
ion in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cytocristin Aqueous 1mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Cytocristin 1mg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Vincristine

Cytocristin when used in combination with other drugs has shown to be cardiotoxic/ototoxic with unknown cause
Cytocristin is vinca alkaloid and not an alkylating agent/ an anthracycline
Cytocristin is a vesicant (irritant) and can cause damage to the blood vessels if it is not administered properly
Cytocristin does not bind to DNA
Cytocristin neuropathy is not reversible
Cytocristin is a FDA approved medication
Cytocristin is a cytotoxic drug
These side effects are commonly observed with the use of Cytocristin drug
Cytocristin works by interfering with the growth of cancer cells (mitotic inhibition) and slows their spread in the body by causing an arrest of cell division in metaphase
Cytocristin is a plant alkaloid comes from the source called Vinca rosea Linn.
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