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Onco Bcg 40mg Injection



Onco Bcg 40mg Injection is a medicine used for treatment of early-stage bladder cancer. It is recommended for people with early bladder cancer that has not yet reached the bladder muscle. It kills the cancer cells and reduces the risk of cancer coming back again (recur).

Onco Bcg 40mg Injection is administered by a healthcare professional. It is instilled directly into the bladder through the urethra. For it to be effective, you should complete the course of the vaccine. You should not discontinue even if you get better until the course is completed.

Some common side effects of this medicines include difficulty in urination, urinary tract infection, and fever. These are usually mild and go away with time. However, if they persist or get worse, you should let your doctor know.

Before receiving the vaccine, you should let your doctor if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any vaccine. Also tell your doctor if you have any problems with your heart, kidneys, or liver. Some other medicines may react with this vaccine, so let your doctor know of all the medication you are taking. Pregnant or breastfeeding should consult their doctors first before receiving this vaccine.

Uses of Onco Bcg Injection

Side effects of Onco Bcg 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 Onco Bcg

  • Difficulty in urination
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Fever

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Difficulty in urination
    Relax when you try to pee. Don't try to force the flow of urine. If it doesn't happen, try again later. Limit drinks that increase urination such as coffee, tea and other caffeinated beverages. Continue to drink plenty of water each day. Gentle massage and hot compression on your lower abdomen can help relax your muscles and may improve your urine flow. Doing exercises that strengthen the bladder muscles such as pelvic exercise will be of help. Distract your attention by thinking about something else. Avoid alcohol and smoking because both can aggravate the condition. Talk to your doctor urgently if you can not pee at all.
  • Coping with Urinary tract infection
    Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to treat a urinary tract infection. Most will clear up within a few days. Try some natural remedies like taking cranberry juice and probiotics for help. To ease the pain, try taking painkiller medicine. You can also try placing a hot water bottle or heat pad on your tummy or between your thighs. Rest and drink plenty of fluids (not alcohol or caffeine) to help flush the bacteria out of your body. Urinating frequently helps get rid of the bacteria as well.

How to use Onco Bcg Injection

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

How Onco Bcg Injection works

Onco Bcg 40mg Injection is a type of bacteria. It works by activating the cells in the immune system which helps destroy cancer cells lining the bladder.

Safety Advice

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Onco Bcg 40mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Onco Bcg 40mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Onco Bcg 40mg Injection is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Onco Bcg 40mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Onco Bcg 40mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Onco Bcg 40mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Onco Bcg 40mg Injection
SII-Onco-BCG Injection
Serum Institute Of India Ltd
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Quick Tips

  • Onco Bcg 40mg Injection helps treat bladder cancer and also prevents cancer from coming back after bladder surgery.
  • It is put into your bladder through a tube by a doctor or nurse.
  • Do not drink any liquid 4 hours before or 2 hours after you get this medicine.
  • You will be asked to urinate immediately before and 2 hours after Onco Bcg 40mg Injection is given to you.
  • Inform your doctor if you are also taking medicines for tuberculosis, other medications such as antibiotics or those that affect the immune system.

Fact Box

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Interaction with Drugs

Taking Onco Bcg with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Thioprinz, Lazorin, Azarid
Brand(s): Empurine, Mercapto, Puri Nethol
Brand(s): Methosis, Metrex, Cytotrex
Brand(s): Healgraft

Patient Concerns

He was advised solu medrol 500 mg injection for pain relief after he has been diagnosed with suspected bone cancer. How far it is safe? Also is radiation advisable ?
Dr. Akshat Goel
Please refer to a Onco-surgeon
He is suffering from joindis weather we can give him bcg vaccine or not He is 26days old joindis is seeing in his eyes only
Dr. Saurabh Gupta
Yes u can give bcg
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