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Decintas 30mg Injection

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Product introduction

Decintas 30mg Injection is used in the treatment of blood cancer called acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). It is also used to treat patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). It may be used to treat other conditions, as determined by the doctor.

Decintas 30mg Injection is also used with certain other medicines as part of combination chemotherapy. It is given as an injection into the vein under the supervision of a doctor. 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 nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, fever and lung infection. 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. 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 have heart disease, 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. Use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.

Uses of Decintas Injection

Benefits of Decintas Injection

In Myelodysplastic syndrome

Decintas 30mg Injection is used to treat myelodysplastic syndrome, a group of conditions in which the bone marrow produces blood cells that are abnormal in structure and function, and does not produce enough healthy blood cells. Decintas 30mg Injection kills or stops the growth of cancer cells and also prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. It is an effective, yet 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.

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. Decintas 30mg Injection kills or stops the growth of cancer cells and also prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. It is an effective medicine but you should discuss the side effects and benefits of this medicine with your doctor. Let your doctor know if any of the side effects bothers you.

Side effects of Decintas 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 Decintas

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Lung infection
  • Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
  • Nosebleeds
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Low blood platelets
  • Diarrhea
  • Pneumonia

How to use Decintas Injection

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

How Decintas Injection works

Decintas 30mg 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 Decintas 30mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Decintas 30mg 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
Decintas 30mg Injection is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Decintas 30mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
You may feel tired or weak after using Decintas 30mg Injection this could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Decintas 30mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Decintas 30mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Decintas 30mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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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
Azacitidine Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI NEOPLASTICS
Action Class
Antimetabolites

Patient concerns

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FAQs

Q. Is Decintas 30mg Injection a vesicant?

Decintas 30mg Injection is not a vesicant and is not known to cause severe local tissue damage upon extravasation (leaking of injected Decintas 30mg Injection into the surrounding tissues from the site of administration) when injected.

Q. How effective is Decintas 30mg Injection?

The effectiveness of Decintas 30mg Injection 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 Decintas 30mg Injection cause hair loss?

Yes. Hair loss (alopecia) is among the known side effects of Decintas 30mg Injection.

Q. How is Decintas 30mg Injection administered?

Decintas 30mg Injection 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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References

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Marketer details

Name: Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Address: Chinubhai Centre, Off. Nehru Bridge, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380009. Gujarat. India.
Country of origin: India
Expires on or after: September, 2024

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