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Opdyta 100mg Injection

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Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Opdyta 100mg Injection is used in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer, kidney cancer, head and neck cancer, melanoma, Hodgkin's disease, and liver cancer.

Opdyta 100mg Injection is given as an infusion into vein by a qualified medical 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.

Some common side effects of this medicine include rash, weakness, headache, and fever. Some serious side effects which may occur during infusion include chills or shaking, itching, rash, flushing, difficulty breathing and dizziness. Hence, your doctor will check you timely after infusion for allergic reaction.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if have lung disease, 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 healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.

Benefits of Opdyta Injection

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. Opdyta 100mg 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 Kidney cancer

Opdyta 100mg Injection is used to treat kidney cancer and its associated symptoms such as blood in the urine, unexplained low back pain or weight loss, fatigue, loss of appetite, etc. It stops cancer growth and prevents multiplication of cancer cells. This restricts the advancement of cancer to other unaffected regions. You need to follow your doctor’s instructions very carefully to recover.

In Head and neck cancer

Head and neck cancer includes cancer of the mouth, nose, sinuses or throat. Opdyta 100mg Injection kills or stops the growth of cancer cells and also prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. It is a potent and very toxic medicine and you should discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. You should avoid drinking alcohol or smoking while having this treatment and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

In Melanoma

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops in melanocytes, the cells that produce the pigment called melanin. Melanin is the pigment that gives the skin its color. Melanoma is the most deadly and aggressive kind of skin cancer. Opdyta 100mg Injection sticks to the genetic code, called DNA,of the cancer cells and kills them . It also prevents their growth and further spread. This helps to treat the cancer.

In Hodgkin’s disease

Hodgkin’s disease is a type of lymphoma, which is a blood cancer that starts in the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system helps the immune system get rid of waste and fight infections. Opdyta 100mg Injection kills or stops the growth of cancer cells and also prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.

In Liver cancer

Liver cancer is the cancer that develops in the cells of the liver called hepatocytes. There may be no symptoms present in the early stages of the cancer but as the disease advances to later stages symptoms such as weight loss, stomach pain, vomiting and yellowed skin. Opdyta 100mg Injection kills the cancer cells and prevents further growth and spread of cancer to other unaffected areas. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully and do not drink alcohol or smoke. Alcohol intake or smoking can worsen your condition and hinder your recovery.

Side effects of Opdyta 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 Opdyta

  • Rash
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
  • Back pain
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Itching
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Decreased appetite
  • Breathlessness
  • Cough

How to use Opdyta Injection

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

How Opdyta Injection works

Opdyta 100mg Injection is an anti-cancer medication. It works by blocking a protein (PD-1) on the surface of certain immune cells called T-cells. This action activates the T-cells to locate and kill cancer cells.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Opdyta 100mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Opdyta 100mg 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Opdyta 100mg Injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Opdyta 100mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Opdyta 100mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Opdyta 100mg Injection is recommended.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Opdyta 100mg Injection is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Opdyta 100mg Injection is recommended.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Opdyta 100mg 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), electrolyte levels, liver and kidney function.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience fever, chills, rash and shortness of breath during the treatment.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Monoclonal antibody (mAb)
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI NEOPLASTICS

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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