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CYTOFOS 500MG INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 1000 for 1 vial(s) (1 injection each)
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Composition for CYTOFOS

Amifostine(500 mg)

food interaction for CYTOFOS

alcohol interaction for CYTOFOS

pregnancy interaction for CYTOFOS

lactation interaction for CYTOFOS

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Cytofos 500mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Cytofos 500mg injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Cytofos 500mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for CYTOFOS

Amifostine(500 mg)

Uses

Cytofos 500mg injection is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer, blood cancer, hemorrhagic cystitis and methotrexate toxicity.

How it works

Cytofos 500mg injection is a cytoprotectant. It protects the normal cells against the harmful effects of chemotherapy medications and radiation treatment by producing a chemical ‘thiol’ that binds to and detoxifies the harmful compounds produced by cisplatin. Cytofos 500mg injection does not interfere with the action of cisplatin.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Chills, Shivering, Drowsiness, Fever, Flushing, Fatigue, Headache, Hiccup, Sneezing

SUBSTITUTES for CYTOFOS

4 Substitutes
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  • NATFOST 500 MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Natco Pharma Ltd
    Rs. 93.35/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 93.35
    save 91% more per injection
  • AMFOS 500MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Vhb Life Sciences Inc
    Rs. 1125/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 1125
    pay 12% more per injection
  • AMIPHOS 500MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Dabur India Ltd
    Rs. 1910/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 1910
    pay 91% more per injection
  • ETHYOL 500MG INJECTION
    (1 ML injection in vial)
    Fulford India Ltd
    Rs. 479/ML of injection
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    Rs. 479
    save 52% more per ML of injection

Expert advice for CYTOFOS

  • Inform your doctor if you suffer from cardiovascular or cerebrovascular conditions such as ischemic heart disease (chest pain, discomfort or frank heart attack), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, or have a history of stroke or transient ischemic attacks (mini stroke).
  • You need to be adequately hydrated prior to the amifostine infusion.
  • Frequent monitoring of blood pressure is required during infusion and use of antihypertensive drugs 24 hr prior to start of amifostine infusion should be avoided.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you develop any skin reaction or reactions in and around the mouth, any time following amifostine administration. 
  • Amifostine is not recommended for use in elderly.

Frequently asked questions for CYTOFOS

Amifostine

Q.Is amifostine FDA approved?
Yes, it is FDA an approved drug

Q.What is amifostine used for?
Amifostine is used to reduce toxicity to kidneys associated with cisplatin therapy in patients with advanced ovarian cancer, and in prevention of dry mouth (xerostomia) during radiotherapy for head and neck cancer

Q.How does amifostine work?
It protects the normal cells against the harmful effects of chemotherapy medications and radiation treatment by producing a chemical ‘thiol' that binds to and detoxifies the harmful compounds produced by cisplatin. Amifostine does not interfere with the action of cisplatin.

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Content on this page was last updated on 01 January, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)