Medicine Overview of Topocan Injection
Fatigue, Nausea, Vomiting, Hair loss, Reduced blood platelets, Anemia, Infection, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Fever, Mucosal inflammation, Weakness, Diarrhoea, Decreased white blood cell count, Decreased appetite, Abdominal pain, Constipation.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Topocan 4mg Injection is an anti-cancer medication. It is an inhibitor of topoisomerase, an enzyme important for replication of genetic material (DNA) in the cancer cells. Thus it stops the growth and multiplication of cancer cells.
In Depth Information on Topocan Injection
- Before you take topotecan, inform your doctor if have /are being treated for kidney disease.
- If you are undergoing a surgery including dental surgery, do inform your doctor that you are being treated with topotecan.
- Do not drive or operate machinery as topotecan may cause tiredness, drowsiness or weakness.
- Take precautions while using topotecan as it may cause severe diarrhea requiring hospitalization.
- You should get your blood count monitored regularly to check for any signs of serious infections.
- Stop using topetecan and immediately report any pulmonary symptoms indicative of interstitial lung disease (e.g. cough, fever, dyspnoea and/or hypoxia).
- Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Topocan Injection related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Topocan 4mg 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.
Topocan 4mg 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.
Topocan 4mg Injection can make you feel tired and this may affect your ability to drive.
Topocan 4mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Topocan 4mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Topocan 4mg Injection is not recommended in patients with end-stage kidney disease.
Topocan 4mg Injection is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Topocan 4mg Injection is recommended.
If you miss a dose of Topocan 4mg Injection, please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions about Topocan Injection
Generally Topocan treatment is for 4 cycles of 21 day each, patient is given Topocan for first 5 days of each cycle
Yes, Topocan may cause temporary hair loss
Yes, Topocan may cause flare reaction
The drug may start its action once the infusion is started, however, the complete effect may be assessed only after completion of 4 cycles
Topocan is a vesicant (irritant)
Yes Topocan is effective if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
It is a treatment therapy that includes Topocan with or without combination of other drugs in treatment of cancer (Usually ovarian or lung cancer)
Topocan is either administered orally as a capsule or as an intravenous Infusion in the arm over a period of 30 min.
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