Cytosar 100mg Injection

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Introduction

Cytosar 100mg Injection is used to treat some kinds of cancers of blood. It may be also used to treat other conditions, as determined by the doctor. It is sometimes used with certain other medicines as part of combination chemotherapy.

Cytosar 100mg Injection is given as an injection into the vein or under skin by the healthcare professional. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.

The most common side effects of this medicine include rash, skin ulcer, nausea, vomiting, and hair loss. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells (decrease red blood and white blood cells) in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections or bleeding. Inform your doctor if you notice chills, unusual bleeding or bruising and black and tarry stools. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with heart, liver, and blood uric acid levels.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have bleeding, liver, or kidney problems or are taking any medicines to treat infections. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your doctor know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.

Uses of Cytosar Injection

Benefits of Cytosar Injection

In Blood cancer

Blood cancer, also called leukemia, is a cancer of the blood-forming tissues, that decreases the body's ability to fight infection. Cytosar 100mg Injection kills or stops the growth of cancer cells and also prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. It is a potent and very toxic medicine and you should discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. You should avoid drinking alcohol while having this treatment and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Side effects of Cytosar Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Cytosar

  • Rash
  • Skin ulcer
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Hair loss
  • Abdominal pain
  • Anal ulcers
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Decreased white blood cell count
  • Fever
  • Infection
  • Abnormal liver function
  • Low blood platelets
  • Mouth ulcer
  • Pneumonia
  • Sepsis
  • Mouth sore
  • 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 100mg 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.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Cytosar 100mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cytosar 100mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
UNSAFE
Cytosar 100mg Injection is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Cytosar 100mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cytosar 100mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Cytosar 100mg Injection is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Cytosar 100mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Because of the limited information, a cautious use of Cytosar 100mg Injection is recommended in patients with liver disease.

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Quick tips

  • 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Pyrimidine Nucleoside Analog
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI NEOPLASTICS
Action Class
Antimetabolites

Patient concerns

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Can blood cancer patients 1st stage do sex with normal girl Sir a blood cancer patients do sex with normal girl can any problem or cause doing with girl or side effect give suggestions Thanks
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Wait till blood cancer gets cured.
Blood Cancer. Is there any medicine to cure blood cancer.
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FAQs

Q. Is Cytosar 100mg Injection a vesicant?

No. Cytosar 100mg Injection is not a vesicant (irritant) but should be handled with care.

Q. Is Cytosar 100mg Injection ototoxic?

No. Ototoxicity is not reported with use of Cytosar 100mg Injection. However, please consult your doctor if you experience such a side effect.

Q. Is Cytosar 100mg Injection cytotoxic?

Yes. Cytosar 100mg Injection is a cytotoxic drug.

Q. Does Cytosar 100mg Injection cause hair loss?

Yes. Cytosar 100mg Injection may cause hair loss.

Q. How does Cytosar 100mg Injection prevent DNA replication?

Cytosar 100mg Injection prevents deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) replication by inhibiting the synthesis of DNA.

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