PIGLIT 2MG/1ML INJECTION

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Composition FOR PIGLIT 2mg/1ml injection

Doxorubicin (Plain)(2mg/1ml)

food interaction for PIGLIT injection

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lactation interaction for PIGLIT injection

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Piglit 2mg/1ml injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Piglit 2mg/1ml 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Piglit 2mg/1ml injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR PIGLIT 2mg/1ml injection

Doxorubicin (Plain)(2mg/1ml)

Piglit injection uses

Piglit 2mg/1ml injection is used in the treatment of blood cancer.

How piglit injection works

Piglit 2mg/1ml injection works by damaging the genetic material (DNA) of the cancer cells and stops their growth and multiplication.

Common side effects of piglit injection

Nausea, Vomiting, Weakness, Infection, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Hair loss, Hand-foot syndrome, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Decreased appetite, Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets), Decreased white blood cell count, Fever, Mucosal inflammation, Anemia.

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Expert advice FOR PIGLIT injection

  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart problems or low production of blood cells from the bone marrow.
  • Inform your doctor if you have received doxorubicin or any other anthracycline as anti-cancer therapy or radiation to the upper body.
  • You may need to perform blood count, heart/kidney/liver function tests before therapy.
  • Take precaution while taking doxorubicin as you may develop infection and bleeding episodes.
  • This therapy may cause damage to heart muscle or heart failure, the risk is more if radiation was used as treatment before for upper body.
  • Doxorubicin therapy causes high levels of uric acid in blood, also urine may turn red on therapy and this is not a sign of any damage. 
  • Live or attenuated vaccines (like polio, malaria) should not be taken during therapy and contact with persons who receive them must be avoided.
  • Women who are planning to become pregnant should be counselled about the toxic effect of this drug on babies. They should use two effective methods of contraception while on this therapy and 6 months after stopping it.
  • Men who are going to use this therapy should not father a child while on this therapy and 6 months post it. They should also seek guidance and counselling on sperm conservation before taking this therapy.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as doxorubicin may cause nausea and vomiting.

Frequently asked questions FOR PIGLIT 2mg/1ml injection

Doxorubicin (Plain)

Q. How does doxorubicin work?
Doxorubicin is anti-cancer or antineoplastic chemotherapy drug that belongs to a class of medication called anthracyclines. It slows down or stops the growth of cancer cells by interfering with DNA of the cancer cell
Q. Is doxorubicin a vesicant?
Yes doxorubicin is a vesicant (irritant).

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)