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Nitsum 100 mg Injection


Overview

Introduction of Nitsum Powder for Injection

Nitsum 100 mg Injection is used to treat cancer of lymphatic system, brain and certain types of cancers of bone marrow. It may also be used to treat other types of cancer. It can be used alone, or together with certain other medicines as part of combination chemotherapy.

Nitsum 100 mg Injection should be taken at same time each day to make sure it has the best effect. It prevents cancer cells from growing, as a result of which they eventually die. This stops the spread of cancer cells in the body. Since the growth of normal body cells may also be affected with this medicine, other effects may also occur. Nitsum 100 mg Injection often causes nausea and vomiting. However, it is important that you continue to receive the medicine, even if you begin to feel ill. Do not stop taking this medicine without first checking with your doctor.

This medicine may 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. It is important to use effective contraception to avoid getting pregnant or fathering a child during treatment.

Uses of Nitsum Powder for Injection

Nitsum Powder for Injection side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Vomiting
  • Infection
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Rash
  • Hair loss
  • Fever
  • Convulsion
  • Depression
  • Speech disorder
  • Brain swelling
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Hemiplegia (paralysis of one side of the body)
  • Sleepiness

How to use Nitsum Powder for Injection

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

How Nitsum Powder for Injection works

Nitsum 100 mg Injection is an anti-cancer medication. It works by damaging the genetic material (DNA and RNA) of the cancer cells. This stops their growth and multiplication.

Nitsum Powder for Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Nitsum 100 mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Nitsum 100 mg 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.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Nitsum 100 mg Injection is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Nitsum 100 mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Nitsum 100 mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
However, the use of Nitsum 100 mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Nitsum 100 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Nitsum Powder for Injection?

If you miss a dose of Nitsum 100 mg Injection, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Expert Advice

  • Caution is to be exercised by patients with bone marrow suppression, breathing problems or lung disease and elderly patients.
  • Carmustine lowers immune response making you susceptible to infections. Therefore avoid contact with people suffering from cold or infections.
  • Carmustine reduces body’s ability to clot blood. Hence, in case of injury /bruising or presence of blood in the stools notify your doctor.
  • Do not consume this drug if you are allergic to carmustine or any of its ingredients.
  • Avoid activities that may increase your risk of bleeding or injury.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

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FAQs

Q. Is Nitsum safe?

Nitsum is safe if taken at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is Nitsum a vesicant?

Nitsum is classified under irritants amongst chemotherapy drugs. However when administered at high doses it can act as vesicant

Q. Does Nitsum inhibit DNA replication?

Yes, Nitsum works by preventing DNA replication.

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References
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  2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 211-13.
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Plot No 264, Patrika Nagar Madhapur, Hitech City Hyderabad, Telangana India - 500081
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