Medicine Overview of Oncomide Injection
Oncomide 500 mg Injection is used in the treatment of cancer
and nephrotic syndrome.
Side Effects of Oncomide are Vomiting, Nausea, Hair loss, Fever, Blood in urine, Diarrhoea, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils).
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Oncomide 500 mg Injection is an anti-cancer medication with immunosuppressive property. In cancer, it works by damaging the genetic material (DNA and RNA) of the cancer cells, thereby stopping their growth and multiplication.
In Depth Information on Oncomide Injection
- Monitor your blood counts with the help of regular blood tests while on treatment with cyclophosphamide.
- Contact your doctor immediately if you experience difficulty in urinating, blood in urine or any other bladder/ kidney related problems while on treatment with cyclophosphamide.
- Do not start treatment with cyclophosphamide if you are planning to receive any vaccine or if you have a surgery scheduled or you have had a surgical removal of the adrenal glands.
- Take precautions as treatment with cyclophosphamide severely affects your immune system, increasing susceptibility to infections (e.g. pneumonia).
- Caution must be exercised during use of cyclophosphamide in very ill patients, patients with kidney/liver disorders, lung problems and heart problems (related to QT prolongation and abnormal heartbeats).
Oncomide Injection related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Oncomide 500 mg Injection 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.
Oncomide 500 mg Injection is unsafe 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 breastfeeding is not advisable.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Oncomide 500 mg Injection may cause undesirable effects (e.g., dizziness, blurred vision, visual impairment) which could affect the ability to drive.
Oncomide 500 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Oncomide 500 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Oncomide 500 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Oncomide 500 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Frequently asked questions about Oncomide Injection
Q. Is Oncomide chemotherapy?
It is toxic to cancer cells and interferes with the cell's DNA synthesis, thus slowing down or stopping its growth and multiplication (cytotoxic effect)
Yes. Oncomide is administered in the inactive form (prodrug) and gets converted to active form which has anti-cancer properties
Q. Does Oncomide have a boxed warning?
No. Oncomide does not have any specific boxed warning. Please discuss with your doctor about all the possible side effects and warnings relating to use of Oncomide
Q. Does Oncomide come in liquid form?
No. Oncomide comes in a dry powder form that be reconstituted to make a solution for injection or oral liquid as directed
Q. Is Oncomide a cytotoxic drug?
Yes. Oncomide is chemotherapy and a cytotoxic drug used in the treatment of various cancers
Q. Is Oncomide an antimetabolite/ steroid/ anthracycline?
No. Oncomide is an alkylating agent used in the treatment of various cancers. It is not an antimetabolite or anthracycline type of anti-cancer drug. It has a structure and effects different from steroids
Q. Is Oncomide a vesicant?
Oncomide is an irritant and can cause tissue inflammation at site of injection if its oozes out of the vein
Q. Does Oncomide cause hair loss/ infertility/ thrombocytopenia/ headaches/ hemorrhagic cystitis?
Yes. Hair loss (alopecia), infertility (in men and women), low platelet count (thrombocytopenia), headaches and inflammation of the urinary bladder (hemorrhagic cystitis) are among the known common side effects of Oncomide use
Q. Is Oncomide removed by plasma exchange?
Oncomide is unlikely to be removed by plasma exchange since a very low percentage of drug is bound to proteins in the plasma.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Taking Oncomide with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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