Zavedos 5mg Capsule

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Pfizer Ltd

Composition for Zavedos 5mg Capsule

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Primarily used for

Blood cancer (Acute lymphocytic leukemia)
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Lactation
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Medicine Overview of Zavedos Capsule

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Uses of Zavedos Capsule

Zavedos 5mg Capsule is used in the treatment of blood cancer (Acute lymphocytic leukemia).
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Side effects of Zavedos Capsule

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Reduced blood platelets, Headache, Decreased white blood cell count, Hair loss, Fever, Anemia, Chills, Diarrhoea, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Mucosal inflammation, Burning sensation, Decreased appetite, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils).

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How to use Zavedos Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Zavedos 5mg Capsule at a fixed time.

How Zavedos Capsule works

Idarubicin is an anti-cancer drug belonging to a class of medication called anthracyclines. It works by slowing or stopping the replication of cancer cells thereby inhibiting the growth of cancerous tissue..

In Depth Information on Zavedos Capsule

Expert advice for Zavedos Capsule

  • Inform your doctor if you have or have had heart disease or any gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Men are advised to follow contraceptive measures for at least 3 months after completion of treatment with idarubicin.
  • Vaccination with a live vaccine should be avoided.
  • Liver and kidney function should be evaluated with conventional clinical laboratory tests (using serum bilirubin and serum creatinine as indicators) prior to, and during treatment.
  • Blood uric acid levels, potassium, calcium phosphate, and creatinine should be evaluated after initial treatment.
  • Idarubicin can cause dizziness and, therefore, caution has to be taken before operating an automobile or machinery or engaging in activities requiring mental alertness and coordination.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Zavedos 5mg Capsule
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Zavedos 5mg Capsule 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.
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Lactation
UNSAFE
Zavedos 5mg Capsule is usafe 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 breast feeding is not advisable.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Special care should be taken if it is essential that you drive while undergoing treatment especially if you are lacking strength or are in a debilitated condition.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Zavedos 5mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Zavedos 5mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Get kidney function tests done before the start of this medicine.
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Liver
CAUTION
Zavedos 5mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zavedos 5mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Get liver function tests done before the start of this medicine.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Zavedos 5mg Capsule

Frequently asked questions for Idarubicin

Zavedos can cause inflammation of the vein in which it is administered; and irritation and ulceration of surrounding tissue, if leakage occurs at the site of intravenous administration
Zavedos is used in the treatment of acute myeloid leukaemia (a type of cancer of the white blood cells) in combination with other medications and breast cancer in advance stage after failure with other medications
Zavedos acts by inhibiting the growth of cancer cells.

Substitutes for Zavedos

No substitutes found for this medicine
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