Unicristin 1 mg Injection


Overview

Uses of Unicristin Injection

Unicristin Injection side effects

Common
  • Hair loss
  • Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)
  • Constipation

How to use Unicristin Injection

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

How Unicristin Injection works

Unicristin 1 mg Injection blocks replication of genetic material (DNA) in the cancer cells. Thus it stops the growth and multiplication of cancer cells.

Unicristin Injection related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Unicristin 1 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
Unicristin 1 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
Unicristin 1 mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Unicristin 1 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Unicristin 1 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Unicristin 1 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Unicristin 1 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Avoid being near people suffering from infections (such as, cold, flu, contagious illnesses), as you may be more susceptible to infections, while on vincristine therapy, because of possibility of leukopenia.
  • Avoid even accidental contamination of eyes with vincristine as it may cause severe irritation.
  • Vincristine may cause acute kidney disease (nephropathy) related to uric acid level.
  • Care should be taken in elderly patients because they are more susceptible to neurotoxic effects of vincristine.
  • In males, vincristine may cause aspermia (lack of semen causing infertility); in females vincristine may cause amenorrhea (absence of menstruation), which may recover after some duration.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Unicristin

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This query is for my mother. She was diagnosed with breast cancer stage 1 a couple of years back. It was thus treated with surgery followed by radiology. The doctor has since put her on anastrozole 1mg tablet daily for 5 years. She has been taking altraz 1mg by alkem laboratories since inception but now we have found a same salt medicine named elinal 1mg by emcure pharmaceuticals with same composition. Is elinal an equally effective medicine and can be taken in lieu of altraz? Reason for switching: elinal costs 80% less than altraz.
Dr. Megha Tuli
Gynaecologist
Hi PATIENT understand your concern. Emcee is a very good brand too. There is technically no difference in the two medicines. However I would suggest you verify with your treating doctor in this case because in case later something goes wrong in future, your doctor will only blame you that you checnged the medicine without consulting him and that is reason the patient has deteriorated. Cancer is known to be notorious. I have myself lost 2 very close family members to breast cancer. Do not take me wrong. I'm only asking you to verify with your doctor so that in future you face no problems in this account.
I want to know the symptoms of cancer as I am a smoker
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Cancer Specialist
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.
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FAQs

Q. Is Unicristin cardiotoxic/ototoxic?

Unicristin when used in combination with other drugs has shown to be cardiotoxic/ototoxic with unknown cause

Q. Is Unicristin an alkylating agent/ an anthracycline?

Unicristin is vinca alkaloid and not an alkylating agent/ an anthracycline

Q. Is Unicristin a vesicant?

Unicristin is a vesicant (irritant) and can cause damage to the blood vessels if it is not administered properly

Q. Is Unicristin non DNA binding?

Unicristin does not bind to DNA

Q. Is Unicristin neuropathy reversible?

Unicristin neuropathy is not reversible

Q. Is Unicristin FDA approved?

Unicristin is a FDA approved medication

Q. Is Unicristin cytotoxic?

Unicristin is a cytotoxic drug

Q. Does Unicristin cause hair loss/infertility/ lower blood counts/ neutropenia/ neuropathy/ fever/ nausea?

These side effects are commonly observed with the use of Unicristin drug

Q. How does Unicristin affect mitosis?

Unicristin works by interfering with the growth of cancer cells (mitotic inhibition) and slows their spread in the body by causing an arrest of cell division in metaphase

Q. Where does Unicristin come from?

Unicristin is a plant alkaloid comes from the source called Vinca rosea Linn.

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 1st Dec 2017.
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