Hycamtin 1mg Tablet

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Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Hycamtin 1mg Tablet

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Lactation
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₹825.0/Tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Hycamtin Tablet

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Uses of Hycamtin Tablet

Hycamtin 1mg Tablet is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer, small cell lung cancer, cervical cancer and cancer of colon and rectum.
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Side effects of Hycamtin Tablet

Common

Fatigue, Nausea, Vomiting, Hair loss, Reduced blood platelets, Anemia, Infection, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Fever, Mucosal inflammation, Weakness, Diarrhoea, Decreased white blood cell count, Decreased appetite, Abdominal pain, Constipation.

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How to use Hycamtin Tablet

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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Hycamtin 1mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Hycamtin Tablet works

Hycamtin 1mg tablet is an anti-cancer medication. It is an inhibitor of topoisomerase, an enzyme important for replication of genetic material (DNA) in the cancer cells. Thus it stops the growth and multiplication of cancer cells.

In Depth Information on Hycamtin Tablet

Expert advice for Hycamtin Tablet

  • Before you take topotecan, inform your doctor if have /are being treated for kidney disease.
  • If you are undergoing a surgery including dental surgery, do inform your doctor that you are being treated with topotecan.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as topotecan may cause tiredness, drowsiness or weakness.
  • Take precautions while using topotecan as it may cause severe diarrhea requiring hospitalization.
  • You should get your blood count monitored regularly to check for any signs of serious infections.
  • Stop using topetecan and immediately report any pulmonary symptoms indicative of interstitial lung disease (e.g. cough, fever, dyspnoea and/or hypoxia).
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Hycamtin 1mg Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Hycamtin 1mg Tablet 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
UNSAFE
Hycamtin 1mg Tablet is usafe to use during lactation. Data
suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breast feeding is not advisable.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Hycamtin 1mg Tablet can make you feel tired and this may affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Hycamtin 1mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Hycamtin 1mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Hycamtin 1mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with end-stage kidney disease.
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Liver
SAFE
Hycamtin 1mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver di
sease. No dose adjustment of Hycamtin 1mg Tablet is recommended.
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Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Topotecan, please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Hycamtin 1mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Topotecan

Generally Hycamtin treatment is for 4 cycles of 21 day each, patient is given Hycamtin for first 5 days of each cycle
Yes, Hycamtin may cause temporary hair loss
Yes, Hycamtin may cause flare reaction
The drug may start its action once the infusion is started, however, the complete effect may be assessed only after completion of 4 cycles
Hycamtin is a vesicant (irritant)
Yes Hycamtin is effective if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
It is a treatment therapy that includes Hycamtin with or without combination of other drugs in treatment of cancer (Usually ovarian or lung cancer)
Hycamtin is either administered orally as a capsule or as an intravenous Infusion in the arm over a period of 30 min.
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Substitutes for Hycamtin

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