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Oncotar 1000mg Injection

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Oncotar 1000mg Injection is used to treat some kinds of cancers of blood. It may be also used to treat other conditions, as determined by the doctor. It is sometimes used with certain other medicines as part of combination chemotherapy.

Oncotar 1000mg Injection is given as an injection into the vein or under skin by the healthcare professional. 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 rash, skin ulcer, nausea, vomiting, and hair loss. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells (decrease red blood and white blood cells) in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections or bleeding. Inform your doctor if you notice chills, unusual bleeding or bruising and black and tarry stools. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with heart, liver, and blood uric acid levels.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have bleeding, liver, or kidney problems or are taking any medicines to treat infections. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your doctor know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.

Uses of Oncotar Injection

Side effects of Oncotar 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 Oncotar

  • Rash
  • Skin ulcer
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Hair loss
  • Abdominal pain
  • Anal ulcers
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Decreased white blood cell count
  • Fever
  • Infection
  • Abnormal liver function
  • Low blood platelets
  • Mouth ulcer
  • Pneumonia
  • Sepsis
  • Mouth sore
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)

How to use Oncotar Injection

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

How Oncotar Injection works

Oncotar 1000mg Injection interferes with the growth of DNA and RNA of the cancer cells by substituting their building blocks. It prevents the cancer cells from growing and multiplying.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Oncotar 1000mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Oncotar 1000mg 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
Oncotar 1000mg Injection is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Oncotar 1000mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Oncotar 1000mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Oncotar 1000mg Injection is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Oncotar 1000mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Because of the limited information, a cautious use of Oncotar 1000mg Injection is recommended in patients with liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • Use a reliable contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy while you are taking this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you notice any signs of infection such as fever, sore throat, rash or severe diarrhea.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Pyrimidine Nucleoside Analog
Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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Can blood cancer patients 1st stage do sex with normal girl Sir a blood cancer patients do sex with normal girl can any problem or cause doing with girl or side effect give suggestions Thanks
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Medical Oncology and Hematology
Wait till blood cancer gets cured.
Blood Cancer. Is there any medicine to cure blood cancer.
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Case has to be seen in person
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FAQs

Q. Is Oncotar 1000mg Injection a vesicant?

No. Oncotar 1000mg Injection is not a vesicant (irritant) but should be handled with care

Q. Is Oncotar 1000mg Injection ototoxic?

No. Ototoxicity is not reported with use of Oncotar 1000mg Injection. However, please consult your doctor if you experience such side effect

Q. Is Oncotar 1000mg Injection cytotoxic?

Yes. Oncotar 1000mg Injection is a cytotoxic drug

Q. Does Oncotar 1000mg Injection cause hair loss?

Yes. Oncotar 1000mg Injection may cause hair loss

Q. How does Oncotar 1000mg Injection prevent DNA replication?

Oncotar 1000mg Injection prevents deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) replication through inhibiting the synthesis of DNA.

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Country of Origin: India
Expires on or after: December, 2020

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