Estram 140mg Capsule

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Composition for Estram 140mg Capsule

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10 capsules in 1 strip

Medicine Overview of Estram Capsule


Uses of Estram Capsule

Estram 140mg Capsule is used in the treatment of prostate cancer.

Side effects of Estram Capsule


Nausea, Vomiting, Anemia, Increased liver enzymes, Fluid retention, Decreased white blood cell count, Diarrhoea, Breast enlargement in male.


How to use Estram Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Estram 140mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Estram 140mg Capsule with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.

How Estram Capsule works

Estramustine belongs to a class of anticancer/cytotoxic drugs called antimicrotubule agents.  It works by interfering with production of certain proteins which are necessary for tumor cell growth and reproduction. It also increases the estrogen levels, which in turn interferes with prostate cancer by slowing/stopping the growth of cancer cells..

In Depth Information on Estram Capsule

Expert advice for Estram Capsule

  • Use estramustine with caution if you have history of inflammation of vein caused by blood clot (thrombophlebitis), problems with clotting of blood (thrombosis or thromboembolic disorders), especially if associated with estrogen therapy.
  • Exercise caution should if you have cerebral vascular disease (condition which can sometimes lead to a stroke) or coronary artery disease.
  • If you are suffering from diabetes, your glucose tolerance will be monitored closely.
  • You should regularly monitor your blood pressure as estramustine may result in high blood pressure.
  • Tell your doctor if you have or had bone marrow disease, low blood cell counts, epilepsy (convulsions/seizures), high level of calcium in your blood, kidney disease, fluid retention, heart problems which can cause shortness of breath or ankle swelling, migraines.
  • You should avoid receiving live vaccine while on estramustine treatment, as it may result in serious or fatal infections.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction such as sudden wheeziness, difficulty in breathing, swelling of eyelids, face or lips, rash or itching (especially affecting the whole body), increasing swelling, discomfort or discoloration of one or both legs chest pain or breathlessness.
  • Do not take milk, milk products, or foods that contain large amounts of calcium including antacids within 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking estramustine.
  • Both men and women should use effective birth control methods while using estramustine.
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Special precautions for Estram 140mg Capsule
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Estram 140mg Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
No information is available on the use of Estram 140mg Capsu
le during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
It is not known whether Estram 140mg Capsule alters the abil
ity to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Estram 140mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients wit
h kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Estram 140mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Estram 140mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Estram 140mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Estram 140mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with the severe liver disease.
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Estram belongs to a class of anticancer/cytotoxic drugs called antimicrotubule agents used in the treatment of prostate cancer.

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