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Cytosar 100 mg Injection

Prescription Required

Overview

Uses of Cytosar Injection

Cytosar 100 mg Injection is used in the treatment of blood cancer.

Cytosar Injection side effects

Common
  • Rash
  • Skin ulcer
  • Low blood platelets
  • Sepsis
  • Mouth ulcer
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Decreased white blood cell count
  • Anal ulcer
  • Hair loss
  • Fever
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Sore mouth
  • Liver function abnormal
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)

How to use Cytosar Injection

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

How Cytosar Injection works

Cytosar 100 mg Injection interferes with the growth of DNA and RNA of the cancer cells by substituting their building blocks. It prevents the cancer cells from growing and multiplying.

Cytosar Injection related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Cytosar 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.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Cytosar 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.
Driving
Cytosar 100 mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Cytosar 100 mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Cytosar 100 mg Injection is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Cytosar 100 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Because of the limited information, a cautious use of Cytosar 100 mg Injection is recommended in patients with liver disease.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Expert Advice

  • Use a reliable contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy while you are taking this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you notice any signs of infection such as fever, sore throat, rash or severe diarrhea.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Cytosar

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Dear sir, recently I have a message from one of my friends through whatsapp that papaya seeds are very much medicinal, &is very beneficial for blood cancer patients &those suffering from fatty liver &various other diseases. Kindly shed more light on this aspect according to the information available with you. Thank you.
Dr. Shikha Mishra
Dietician
Papaya has lot of antioxidants so u can eat papaya for seeds only, ayurvedic doctor can help u
Is there anything related to blood cancer sir/madam??
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Cancer Specialist
For that we need to do bone marrow aspiration, flow cytometry.CBC suggestive of chronic Leukaemia soEven if it is Leukaemia, it will need not to be treated as it is asymptomatic in majority of times.
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FAQs

Q. Is Cytosar a vesicant?

No. Cytosar is not a vesicant (irritant) but should be handled with care

Q. Is Cytosar ototoxic?

No. Ototoxicity is not reported with use of Cytosar. However, please consult your doctor if you experience such side effect

Q. Is Cytosar cytotoxic?

Yes. Cytosar is a cytotoxic drug

Q. Does Cytosar cause hair loss?

Yes. Cytosar may cause hair loss

Q. How does Cytosar prevent DNA replication?

Cytosar prevents deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) replication through inhibiting the synthesis of DNA.
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MRP
268.92
5 ml in 1 vial
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