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Kemocarb 450mg Injection


Overview

Introduction

Kemocarb 450mg Injection is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer and small cell lung cancer.

Kemocarb 450mg Injection is given as an injection by a qualified medical professional. It is taken in a dose as recommended by the doctor. You should continue to take it as long as your doctor advises for it. The duration of treatment varies according to your need and response to treatment. Doctor may advise to check your complete blood cell count, liver and kidney function, prior to and during the treatment with Kemocarb 450mg Injection. It is better to seek immediate medical attention if you develop symptoms like severe allergy, fever or unusual bleeding.

Women should use effective contraception method to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine and after the treatment (for 6 months). Moreover, men who are taking Kemocarb 450mg Injection should not father a child while on this therapy and 6 months after stopping. They should also seek guidance and counselling on sperm conservation before taking this therapy.

Uses of Kemocarb Injection

Side effects of Kemocarb Injection

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Fatigue
  • Low blood platelets
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
  • Peripheral sensory neuropathy
  • Diarrhea

How to use Kemocarb Injection

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

How Kemocarb Injection works

Kemocarb 450mg Injection is an anti-cancer medication. It works by damaging the genetic material (DNA and RNA) of the cancer cells which stops their growth and multiplication.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Kemocarb 450mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Kemocarb 450mg 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.
Breastfeeding
UNSAFE
Kemocarb 450mg Injection is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Kemocarb 450mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Kemocarb 450mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Kemocarb 450mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Kemocarb 450mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease. Regular monitoring of kidney function tests may be advised while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Kemocarb 450mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Kemocarb 450mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Kemocarb Injection?

If you miss a dose of Kemocarb 450mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • It is given as an injection into the veins under the supervision of a doctor.

Patient Concerns

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Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Cancer Specialist
This is given to enhance the therapeutic effect of radiation therapy which is curative for small cell lung cancer.
My mother dignosis with stage4 ovarian cancer, 1st done on 24th of may 16, I need a alternative medicine parallelly
Dr. Manju Singh
Psychiatrist
I would like to recommend you that please continue your treatment as advice by your doctor.
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FAQs

Q. Is Kemocarb cell cycle specific?

No, Kemocarb is not a cell cycle specific anticancer medication

Q. Is Kemocarb FDA approved?

Yes Kemocarb is an FDA approved drug

Q. Is it a platinum based drug?

Yes carboplatin is a platinum based drug and is effectively used in combination with other drug

Q. Does Kemocarb cause neuropathy/ hearing loss/ hair loss/ weight gain/ constipation/ leukemia?

Yes Kemocarb is known to cause side effects like neuropathy, hearing loss, hair loss, weight gain, and constipation. Please inform your doctor about any side-effect that you may observe on taking this drug. Infertility while on therapy may be caused as a side effect of this drug but it may be reverse after stopping the therapy. Yes Kemocarb may cause leukemia if it is used for a long duration.

Q. Is Kemocarb a generic?

Yes, Kemocarb is a generic platinum-based compound

Q. Is Kemocarb vesicant/cardio-toxic/ anthracycline?

No Kemocarb is not cardio-toxic/ anthracycline/vesicant

Q. Is Kemocarb used for breast cancer?

It is used to treat advanced stage breast cancer

Q. Is Kemocarb available in pill form?

No Kemocarb is not available in pill form

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References
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