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PROCARB 50MG TABLET

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MRP: Rs. 3200 for 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each)
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Composition for PROCARB

Procarbazine(50 mg)

food interaction for PROCARB

alcohol interaction for PROCARB

pregnancy interaction for PROCARB

lactation interaction for PROCARB

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Procarb 50mg tablet at a fixed time.
Avoid Procarb 50mg tablet with tyramine-rich food such as cheese, smoked fish, meats and some types of beer.
UNSAFE
Procarb 50mg tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
UNSAFE
Procarb 50mg tablet 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
Procarb 50mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for PROCARB

Procarbazine(50 mg)

Uses

Procarb 50mg tablet is used in the treatment of Hodgkin’s disease (a cancer of the lymph glands).

How it works

Procarb 50mg tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antineoplastic alkylating agents. It works by inhibiting protein, RNA, and DNA synthesis, which helps to stop the growth of cancer cells in the body.

Common side effects

Nausea, Frequent urge to urinate, Joint pain, Changes in skin color, Constipation, Dry mouth, Hair loss, Headache, Insomnia, Loss of appetite, Muscle pain, Bone pain, Stomach pain, Vomiting

SUBSTITUTES for PROCARB

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Expert advice for PROCARB

  • Inform your doctor if you are suffering from severe hepatic or kidney disease, any disorder of the heart or circulation, have a tumor on the adrenal gland, causing high blood pressure, epilepsy (fits) or had stroke.
  • Inform your doctor if you have severe leucopenia or thrombocytopenia from any cause.
  • Take precautions as Procarbazine may lower the ability of your body to fight infections making you susceptible to infections.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as Procarbazine may cause drowsiness.
  • You may need to regularly check and monitor blood counts due to the possibility of bone-marrow suppression with Procarbazine therapy. 
  • Do not take any live vaccines during or within at least 6 months of treatment with Procarbazine.

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Content on this page was last updated on 07 September, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)