Topocan 4 mg Injection

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Overview

Uses of Topocan Injection
Topocan 4 mg Injection is used in the treatment of small cell lung cancer.
Topocan Injection side effects
Common
  • Tiredness
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Indigestion
  • Decreased white blood cell count
  • Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets)
  • Diarrhoea
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
How to use Topocan Injection
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Topocan Injection works
Topocan 4 mg Injection is an anti-cancer medication. It works by suppressing the activity of an enzyme (topoisomerase I) involved in DNA multiplication of the cancer cells. This slows the growth of cancer cells and eventually kills them.
Topocan Injection related warnings
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Topocan 4 mg 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.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Topocan 4 mg 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.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Topocan 4 mg Injection can make you feel tired and this may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Topocan 4 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Topocan 4 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Topocan 4 mg Injection is not recommended in patients with end-stage kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE
Topocan 4 mg Injection is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Topocan 4 mg Injection is recommended.
What if you miss a dose of Topocan Injection?
If you miss a dose of Topocan 4 mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Topocan 4 mg Injection
Topotel 4mg Injection
Fresenius Kabi India Pvt Ltd
₹1793/ml of Injection
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Expert Advice

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  • 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.

FAQs

Q. How often is Topocan given?
Generally Topocan treatment is for 4 cycles of 21 day each, patient is given Topocan for first 5 days of each cycle
Q. Does Topocan cause hair loss?
Yes, Topocan may cause temporary hair loss
Q. Does Topocan cause flare reaction?
Yes, Topocan may cause flare reaction
Q. How long does Topocan take to work?
The drug may start its action once the infusion is started, however, the complete effect may be assessed only after completion of 4 cycles
Q. Is Topocan a vesicant?
Topocan is a vesicant (irritant)
Q. Is Topocan effective/ effective in ovarian cancer?
Yes Topocan is effective if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. What is Topocan chemotherapy?
It is a treatment therapy that includes Topocan with or without combination of other drugs in treatment of cancer (Usually ovarian or lung cancer)
Q. How is Topocan administered?
Topocan is either administered orally as a capsule or as an intravenous Infusion in the arm over a period of 30 min.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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