Mitomycin 40mg Injection

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Mitomycin 40mg Injection is used in the treatment of certain kinds of cancer of pancreas, breast, lung, and stomach. It can be used alone or in combination with some medicines as part of combination chemotherapy. It works by interfering with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed.

Mitomycin 40mg Injection is given as an injection into vein under the supervision of a doctor and should not be self-administered. 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 anemia (low number of red blood cells), decreased white blood cell count, increased bleeding tendency, loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting.  If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them.

Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have medical conditions involving blood, kidney, and liver or if you are suffering from any breathing disorder.  This medicine is known to reduce the number of blood cells in your blood thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with kidney, liver and heart function during treatment with this medicine. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.

Benefits of Mitomycin Injection

In Pancreatic cancer

Pancreas are very essential for digestion of whatever you eat and also for metabolism of blood sugar levels as they produce the body’s natural insulin. This medicine will help to control pancreatic cancer, and will relieve the symptoms such as, lack of appetite or unexplained weight loss. Mitomycin 40mg Injection helps to stop the action of those chemicals that aid in pancreatic cancer growth and spread. It will help you live a longer and healthier life.

In Breast cancer

Mitomycin 40mg Injection helps to treat breast cancer and it may be used alone or in combination with other medicines or treatment modalities like chemotherapy. It relieves the symptoms of breast cancer such as breast lumps, bloody discharge from nipples or changes in the shape or texture of the breast. Mitomycin 40mg Injection kills or stops the growth of cancer cells and also prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. Discuss with your doctor if any of the side effects bother you.

In Non-small cell lung cancer

Non-small cell lung cancer is one of the major kinds of lung cancer and it affects both smokers as well as non-smokers. Mitomycin 40mg Injection helps treat non-small cell lung cancer and may be given alone or in combination with other medicines. It is a potent and 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 Stomach cancer

Stomach cancer also known as gastric cancer, may occur in the inner lining (called mucosa) of the stomach or in the walls of the stomach. These are of various kinds depending on the origin, affected area and severity of the cancer. Mitomycin 40mg Injection helps to kill the cancer cells and also stops their further growth and spread. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get the most benefit.

Side effects of Mitomycin 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 Mitomycin

  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Decreased white blood cell count
  • Increased bleeding tendency
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Feeling of discomfort
  • Low blood platelets
  • Weight loss
  • Rash

How to use Mitomycin Injection

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

How Mitomycin Injection works

Mitomycin 40mg Injection is an anti-cancer medication. It works by damaging the genetic material (DNA) of the cancer cells and stops their growth and multiplication.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Mitomycin 40mg Injection may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Mitomycin 40mg Injection is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
CAUTION
Mitomycin 40mg Injection should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Driving
UNSAFE
Mitomycin 40mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Mitomycin 40mg Injection may cause nausea and vomiting and thereby reduce your reaction times to such an extent that the ability to drive a motor vehicle is impaired.
Kidney
CAUTION
Mitomycin 40mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Mitomycin 40mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Mitomycin 40mg Injection is not recommended in patients with end-stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Mitomycin 40mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Mitomycin 40mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Mitomycin 40mg Injection may not be recommended in some patients with liver disease.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Mitomycin 40mg Injection
₹2620.0/Injection
Mitomycin C 40mg Injection
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Quick Tips

  • Mitomycin 40mg Injection is given as in injection or infusion under the supervision of a doctor only.
  • Do not skip any dose and complete the course as suggested by your doctor.
  • Use an effective method of birth control to avoid pregnancy while taking this medication.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor your blood cell count (CBC), liver and kidney function.
  • It is advisable to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated while taking this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience a dry cough, shortness of breath and cracking sound while breathing.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Antitumor Antibiotics
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI NEOPLASTICS
Action Class
Alkaloids-cytotoxic agents

Patient Concerns

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I want to know the symptoms of cancer as I am a smoker
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Medical Oncology and Hematology
Symptoms for cancer depends upon which organ involved. For smokers , definitely chronic , they have possibility to develop lung cancer, head and neck cancers, oesophagus cancer, pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer and so more on. General symptoms would be like loss of appetite, weight loss, low grade fever in some cases, chronic cough for long time.
What is the purpose of Chemotherepy given at the time of radiotherapy in ca lung small cell carcinoma
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Medical Oncology and Hematology
This is given to enhance the therapeutic effect of radiation therapy which is curative for small cell lung cancer.
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References

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Expires on or after: June, 2021

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