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Zumustin 100mg Injection

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Overview

Introduction

Zumustin 100mg Injection is used to treat cancer of the lymphatic system such as Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL). It may also be used to treat other types of cancer as determined by your doctor. It can be used alone, or together with certain other medicines as part of combination chemotherapy.

Zumustin 100mg Injection is given as an injection into vein under the supervision of a doctor and should not be self-administered. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.

The most common side effects of this medicine include anemia (low number of red blood cells), decreased white blood cell count, infection, fatigue, nausea, and vomiting. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them.

Inform your doctor if you have a medical history, of bleeding disorders, heart or liver disease, radiation treatment or any infection. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your doctor know all medications you are using. This medicine is known to reduce the number of blood cells in your blood thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with kidney, liver and heart function during treatment with this medicine. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.

Uses of Zumustin Injection

Side effects of Zumustin Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Zumustin

  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Decreased white blood cell count
  • Infection
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Low blood platelets
  • Mucosal inflammation

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
    Making some simple lifestyle changes can raise your red blood cell count. Reduce the amount of alcohol you drink, eat a well-balanced healthy diet and take regular exercise. Physical activities make your body need more oxygen and this stimulates the production of red blood cells. There are some vitamins which are important such as vitamin B-12, vitamin B-9, vitamin C and Vitamin A. Also, some minerals such as iron (especially) and copper. Aim for foods which contain higher quantities of these vitamins and minerals or ask your doctor for supplements. Make sure to consult your doctor for complete evaluation and treatment of anemia.
  • Coping with Decreased white blood cell count and Infection
    If you have a low level of white blood cells, you are more likely to get infections. There are several ways to reduce your chances of catching or spreading an infection. Avoid unnecessary exposure to germs when you can. Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap or use a sanitiser. Avoid crowds and avoid contact with people who are ill or have infections. Use disposable tissues for coughs and sneezes. Consider using an appropriate face mask. Do not share personal items like cutlery, glasses, towels or toothbrushes with others. Get enough rest and eat a well balanced healthy diet.
  • Coping with Fatigue
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your energy levels up. Do not drink too much alcohol. Do not drive or use tools or machinery until you feel better. Other things that can help include doing some gentle exercise every day, prioritizing and pacing your activities and having a short nap if you need to. If you are still having problems after a week, speak to your doctor, as they may want to change you to a different type of medicine.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Low blood platelets
    You will need a blood test to find out if your blood platelet level is low. If this medicine is causing your platelet levels to drop, your doctor may suggest an alternative medicine. There are also medicines that can boost your blood platelet level. Consider asking your doctor about this. A low platelet count can put you at risk for bleeding. Try to be careful when doing activities that might cause an injury or a cut as it may take longer to stop bleeding.

How to use Zumustin Injection

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

How Zumustin Injection works

Zumustin 100mg Injection is an anti-cancer medication. It works by damaging the genetic material (DNA and RNA) of the cancer cells. This stops their growth and multiplication.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Zumustin 100mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zumustin 100mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
UNSAFE
Zumustin 100mg Injection is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Zumustin 100mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zumustin 100mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Zumustin 100mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Zumustin 100mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zumustin 100mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Zumustin Injection?

If you miss a dose of Zumustin 100mg Injection, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick Tips

  • Zumustin 100mg Injection is given as an injection into vein under the supervision of a doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Mechlorethamine Derivative, Alkylating Agent, {Nitrogen Mustard Drug}
Habit Forming
No

Patient Concerns

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Symptoms of lymphoma And blood cancer
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Medical Oncology and Hematology
Symptoms could be like fever, weight loss, anorexia, lymphadenopathy.
Please tell me the interpretation of the attach report, if possible. Also guide for further treatment process.
Dr. Sanjay Singh Rai
Medical Oncology and Hematology
U r having multiple myeloma
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FAQs

Q. Is Zumustin a chemotherapy drug?

Yes, Zumustin is a chemotherapy drug

Q. Is Zumustin safe?

Zumustin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. How does Zumustin work?

Zumustin works by destroying the DNA, thus killing the existing cancer cells and also preventing the growth and spread of new cancer cells

Q. Is Zumustin a mustard gas?

Zumustin belongs to a group of chemotherapeutic drugs called nitrogen mustard, and is not a mustard gas.

Q. Is Zumustin a vesicant?

Zumustin has vesicant properties and can seriously damage skin and underlying fat if leaks during administratio

Q. Is Zumustin FDA approved?

Yes, Zumustin is approved by FDA

Q. Does Zumustin cause hair loss/constipation?

Yes, hair loss and constipation are the common side effects of Zumustin

Q. Does Zumustin cross blood brain barrier?

Yes, Zumustin crosses the blood brain barrier, and may be used to treat cancers spread to the brain

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