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DACOGEN 50MG INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 80000 for 1 vial(s) (1 ML injection each)
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Composition for DACOGEN

Decitabine(50mg)

food interaction for DACOGEN

alcohol interaction for DACOGEN

pregnancy interaction for DACOGEN

lactation interaction for DACOGEN

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Dacogen 50mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Dacogen 50mg 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
Dacogen 50mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for DACOGEN

Decitabine(50mg)

Uses

Dacogen 50mg 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

Dacogen 50mg injection is an anti-cancer drug which belongs to the class, hypomethylation agents. It works by activation of certain genes that helps to normalize production of white cells and kill the cancer cells (apoptosis).

Common side effects

Diarrhoea, Fever, Headache, Infection, Decreased white blood cell count, Nose bleed, Nausea, Reduced blood platelets, Sinus inflammation, Sore lip, Sore mouth, Vomiting

SUBSTITUTES for DACOGEN

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  • DECITEX 50MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    Rs. 7673.45/injection
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    Rs. 7673.45
    save 90% more per injection
  • XALIBO 50MG INJECTION
    (1 ML injection in vial)
    Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 7795.62/ML of injection
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    Rs. 7795.62
    save 90% more per ML of injection
  • DECZUBA 50MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 7428.57/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 7428.57
    save 91% more per injection
  • DECITAS 50MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 8096.18/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 8096.18
    save 90% more per injection

Expert advice for DACOGEN

  • You should undergo frequent examinations of complete blood count before every dosing cycle to check development of neutropenia (abnormally low white blood cell count) or thrombocytopenia (abnormally low count of platelets in the blood).
  • You should regularly be monitor and treated accordingly for signs and symptoms of infections or any unusual bleeding as decitabine is known to suppress the activity of the immune system and affects blood clotting functions.
  • Take extreme care to avoid pregnancy while on decitabine therapy. Consult your doctor if you get to know that you are pregnant.

Frequently asked questions for DACOGEN

Decitabine

Q.Is decitabine a vesicant?
Decitabine is not a vesicant and is not known to cause severe local tissue damage upon extravasation (leaking of injected decitabine into the surrounding tissues from the site of administration) when injected

Q.How effective is decitabine?
The effectiveness of decitabine depends upon several factors including the patient's clinical condition, number of treatment cycles etc. and may vary depending upon the individual response

Q.Does decitabine cause hair loss?
Yes. Hair loss (alopecia) is among the known side effects of decitabine

Q.How is decitabine administered?
Decitabine comes as a powder to be to be added to fluid and injected slowly over 3 hours into a vein (slow i.v infusion) by a doctor who is experienced in giving chemotherapy medications for cancer in a hospital or a clinic.

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Content on this page was last updated on 18 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)