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Dacarex 500mg Injection

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Composition for Dacarex 500mg Injection

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Primary uses of Dacarex 500mg Injection

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Medicine Overview of Dacarex Injection

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Uses of Dacarex Injection

Dacarex 500mg Injection is used in the treatment of malignant melanoma and Hodgkin’s disease.
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Dacarex Injection side effects

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Decreased white blood cell count, Loss of appetite.

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How to use Dacarex Injection

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

How Dacarex Injection works

Dacarex 500mg Injection is an anti-cancer medication. It works by damaging the genetic material (DNA) of the cancer cells and stops their growth and multiplication.

In Depth Information on Dacarex Injection

Expert advice for Dacarex Injection

  • Dacarbazine injection must be given under the supervision of a doctor who is experienced in giving chemotherapy medications for cancer.
  • You should not eat anything for 4 to 6 hours before taking dacarbazine injection. This may help prevent severe nausea or vomiting.
  • Dacarbazine may make your skin sensitive to sunlight. Avoid any unnecessary or prolonged exposure to sunlight and wear protective clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
  • Dacarbazine can cause a severe decrease in the number of blood cells in your bone marrow increasing the risk of developing serious infection or bleeding. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience symptoms, such as, fever, sore throat, ongoing cough and congestion, or other signs of infection; unusual bleeding or bruising. 
  • Dacarbazine may cause serious or life-threatening liver damage. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience symptoms, such as nausea, extreme tiredness, unusual bleeding or bruising, lack of energy, loss of appetite, pain in the upper right part of the stomach, or yellowing of the skin or eyes.
  • It is advisable for men undergoing dacarbazine treatment to take contraceptive measures during and for 6 months after termination of therapy.
  • Do not drink alcohol while on dacarbazine treatment.
  • Do not drive or operate machines while using dacarbazine.
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Dacarex Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Dacarex Injection
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Dacarex 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Dacarex 500mg Injection is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Dacarex 500mg Injection may influence the ability to drive because of its central nervous system side effects.
Kidney
CAUTION
Dacarex 500mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Dacarex 500mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Dacarex 500mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Dacarex 500mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Dacarex Injection?uses

If you miss a dose of Dacarex 500mg Injection, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Dacarex Injection

Frequently asked questions about Dacarbazine

Dacarex is administered as infusion or injection. Absorption by mouth is slow and varies therefore intravenous (infusion or injection) administration is preferred
Dacarex is a potent vesicant (it is corrosive), and it should be carefully administered to avoid the risk of extravasation (leaking into the tissues)
Dacarex is used to treat skin cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (malignant melanoma), cancer of the white blood cell (Hodgkin's lymphoma) and advanced adult soft tissue sarcomas (cancer of soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, fat, and blood vessels)
Dacarex is effective if taken at recommended dosage and duration as advised by your doctor
Yes. Hair loss is a common side effect of Dacarex.
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