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CYTOSAR 100MG INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 268.92 for 1 vial(s) (5 ML injection each)
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Composition for CYTOSAR (PFZ)

Cytarabine(100 mg)

food interaction for CYTOSAR (PFZ)

alcohol interaction for CYTOSAR (PFZ)

pregnancy interaction for CYTOSAR (PFZ)

lactation interaction for CYTOSAR (PFZ)

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Cytosar 100mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Cytosar 100mg 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
Cytosar 100mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for CYTOSAR (PFZ)

Cytarabine(100 mg)

Uses

Cytosar 100mg 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

Cytosar 100mg 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 CYTOSAR (PFZ)

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  • CYTARINE 100MG INJECTION
    (1 ML injection in vial)
    Fresenius Kabi India Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 177/ML of injection
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    Rs. 177
    pay 229% more per ML of injection
  • ARASID 100MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 189.05/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 189.05
    pay 251% more per injection
  • BIOBIN 100MG INJECTION
    (1 ML injection in vial)
    Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries
    Rs. 217.80/ML of injection
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    Rs. 217.80
    pay 305% more per ML of injection
  • CYTALON 100MG INJECTION
    (1 ML injection in vial)
    Celon Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 168.57/ML of injection
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    Rs. 168.57
    pay 213% more per ML of injection
  • CYBIN PF 100MG INJECTION
    (1 ML injection in vial)
    Vhb Life Sciences Inc
    Rs. 250/ML of injection
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    Rs. 250
    pay 365% more per ML of injection

Expert advice for CYTOSAR (PFZ)

  • 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 CYTOSAR (PFZ)

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 02 June, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)