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EMCITABEN 200MG INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 1350 for 1 vial(s) (1 injection each)
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Composition for EMCITABEN

Gemcitabine(200 mg)

food interaction for EMCITABEN

alcohol interaction for EMCITABEN

pregnancy interaction for EMCITABEN

lactation interaction for EMCITABEN

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Emcitaben 200mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Emcitaben 200mg 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
Emcitaben 200mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for EMCITABEN

Gemcitabine(200 mg)

Uses

Emcitaben 200mg 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

Emcitaben 200mg injection belongs to a class of medication called anti-metabolites. It is cytotoxic in nature. They kill rapidly dividing cells (e.g. cancer cells) thus slowing down the spread of cancer in the body.

Common side effects

Decreased urination, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Fever, Hair loss, Headache, Influenza like symptoms, Loss of appetite, Mouth ulcer, Nausea, Sore throat, Tarry stools, Urine discolouration, Vomiting

SUBSTITUTES for EMCITABEN

26 Substitutes
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  • CYTOGEM 200MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 1470.87/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 1470.87
    pay 9% more per injection
  • GEMITA 200MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Fresenius Kabi India Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 1390/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 1390
    pay 3% more per injection
  • GEMPOWER 200MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Khandelwal Laboratories Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 1462.88/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 1462.88
    pay 8% more per injection
  • GEMCITE 200MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Eli Lilly and Company India Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 1450/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 1450
    pay 7% more per injection
  • CELGEM 200MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Alkem Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 937.50/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 937.50
    save 31% more per injection

Expert advice for EMCITABEN

  • Not recommended in children or adolescents below 18 years of age.
  • Inform your doctor if you have history of heart problems, vascular problems or low production of blood cells from the bone marrow (myelosupression).
  • Inform your doctor if you have breathing problems or feel weak and pale as this could be a sign of kidney dysfunction; unexplained new or worsening dyspnea or evidence of severe pulmonary toxicity.
  • Take precautions if you are on a controlled sodium diet, as this medicine contains some amount of sodium.
  • You should undergo blood count, heart/kidney/liver function tests before therapy.
  • Do not take live or attenuated vaccines during therapy and avoid contact with persons who receive them.
  • Alcohol is an ingredient of this infusion. If you are suffering from alcoholism or epilepsy, you may have serious side effects. Other medication taken at this time may have altered effects. 
  • Women who are planning to become pregnant should be counselled about the toxic effect of this drug on babies. 
  • They should use two effective methods of contraception while on this therapy and 6 months after it.
  • Men who are going to use this therapy should not father a child while on this therapy and 6 months after it. They should also seek guidance and counselling on sperm conservation before taking this therapy.
  • Do not drive or use machinery after taking this drug as it may cause sleepiness which may worsen with alcohol use.

Frequently asked questions for EMCITABEN

Gemcitabine

Q.Is gemcitabine a vesicant/ anthracycline/ prodrug?
Gemcitabine is not a vesicant/ anthracycline/ prodrug

Q.Does gemcitabine cause hair loss or abdominal pain?
Yes, gemcitabine has hair loss and abdominal pain as side effects. Please consult your doctor immediately if you experience such side effects

Q.Is gemcitabine a cytotoxic or chemotherapy agent?
Yes, gemcitabine is a cytotoxic chemotherapy agent

Q.Does gemcitabine work in pancreatic cancer?
Yes, gemcitabine is used to treat pancreatic cancer.

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Content on this page was last updated on 01 July, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)