Dacogen 50mg Injection

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Johnson & Johnson Ltd

Composition for Dacogen 50mg Injection

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₹80000.0/Injection
1 ml in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Dacogen Injection

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Uses of Dacogen Injection

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Side effects of Dacogen Injection

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Fever, Lung infection, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Nose bleed, Anemia, Reduced blood platelets, Diarrhoea, Pneumonia.

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How to use Dacogen Injection

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

How Dacogen Injection works

Dacogen 50mg 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.

In Depth Information on Dacogen Injection

Expert advice for Dacogen Injection

  • 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Dacogen 50mg Injection
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
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.
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Lactation
Dacogen 50mg Injection is probably safe to use during lactat
ion. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Dacogen 50mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.

Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Dacogen
50mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Dacogen 50mg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Decitabine

Dacogen is not a vesicant and is not known to cause severe local tissue damage upon extravasation (leaking of injected Dacogen into the surrounding tissues from the site of administration) when injected
The effectiveness of Dacogen depends upon several factors including the patient's clinical condition, number of treatment cycles etc. and may vary depending upon the individual response
Yes. Hair loss (alopecia) is among the known side effects of Dacogen
Dacogen 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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