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Zuvicin 10mg Injection

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Introduction

Zuvicin 10mg Injection is used in the treatment of various types of cancers of blood, breast, stomach, lung, ovaries and soft tissues. It also helps to prevent the recurrence of bladder cancer after surgery.

It is given as a drip or infusion vein with extreme caution by a qualified medical professional. It can be used alone, or sometimes given together with certain other medicines as part of combination chemotherapy. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. 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. It makes contraceptive pills less effective, so it advised to both male and female to use reliable contraception during the treatment.

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, low blood platelets, hair loss, absence of menstrual periods, fever and rash. It is known to reduce the number of blood cells in your blood thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Infections can sometimes be life threatening. Regular blood tests are required to monitor your blood cells along with kidney, liver and heart function during treatment with this medicine.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have liver disease, or have heart problem. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of Zuvicin Injection

Benefits of Zuvicin Injection

In Cancer

Zuvicin 10mg Injection helps to treat certain kinds of cancer. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat cancer in various parts of the body. Zuvicin 10mg Injection kills or stops the growth of cancer cells and also prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. It is a potent and very toxic medicine and you should discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. You should avoid drinking alcohol while having this treatment and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Side effects of Zuvicin 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 Zuvicin

  • Low blood platelets
  • Nausea
  • Hair loss
  • Absence of menstrual periods
  • Fever
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Diarrhea
  • Weight loss
  • Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
  • Hot flashes
  • Gastrointestinal inflammation
  • Rash
  • Low energy
  • Eye disorder

How to use Zuvicin Injection

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

How Zuvicin Injection works

Zuvicin 10mg Injection is an anti-cancer medication. It works by suppressing the activity of an enzyme (topoisomerase II) involved in DNA multiplication of the breast cancer cells. It also forms harmful chemicals (free radicals) which cause DNA damage. This slows the growth of breast cancer cells and eventually kills them.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Zuvicin 10mg Injection.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zuvicin 10mg 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
Zuvicin 10mg Injection is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Zuvicin 10mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Zuvicin 10mg Injection may cause episodes of nausea and vomiting, which can temporarily lead to an impairment of the ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zuvicin 10mg Injection is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Zuvicin 10mg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Lower doses may be considered in patients with serum creatinine > 5 mg/dL.
Liver
CAUTION
Zuvicin 10mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zuvicin 10mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Zuvicin 10mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • Zuvicin 10mg Injection is used alone or in combination with other medicines for the treatment of various types of cancers.
  • It is given through a drip into a vein (intravenous infusion) by a doctor or nurse.
  • It may make you feel tired or sleepy.  Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Use a reliable contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy while you are taking this medicine and for 6 months after stopping treatment.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor your blood cells, liver, and heart function during treatment with this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you notice any signs of infection such as fever, sore throat or rash.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Anthracycline Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI NEOPLASTICS

Patient Concerns

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Bee sting below middle finger, on palm yesterday. Swelling and redness today after approx 20 hours. No pain, only itching.
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
Visit emergency for an injection at that place Instant reliefTake tab teczine 10mg -1tab at bedtime for itching
After giving hucog injection and duphaston 10mg I will get pragancy or not
Dr. Pranay Gandhi
Sexology
if ur husbands semen is normal and u just face an ovulation problem, u will get pregnant. u must know that even for normal couple chances of getting pregnant after sex once is just 8%
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FAQs

Q. Is Zuvicin 10mg Injection a vesicant (agent that causes tissue blistering and damage)?

Yes, Zuvicin 10mg Injection is a vesicant; it may cause tissue blistering if it leaks out of the vein

Q. Is Zuvicin 10mg Injection an anthracycline?

Yes, Zuvicin 10mg Injection belongs to anthracycline class of anti-cancer medicines

Q. Is Zuvicin 10mg Injection a doxorubicin?

Zuvicin 10mg Injection and doxorubicin are both anticancer agents that belong to the anthracycline group

Q. Is Zuvicin 10mg Injection an antibiotic?

Zuvicin 10mg Injection is an anticancer antibiotic

Q. What is Zuvicin 10mg Injection used for?

Zuvicin 10mg Injection is used in the treatment of various cancers including cancer of the breast, ovary, stomach, lung, bowel or rectum, malignant lymphomas (a type of blood cancer of infection-fighting cells of the blood) such as Hodgkin's disease and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, leukemia (blood cancer), multiple myeloma (a type of blood cancer of infection-fighting cells of the blood). It may be used in bladder cancers and to prevent reoccurrence of bladder cancer after surgery

Q. What is Zuvicin 10mg Injection made from?

Zuvicin 10mg Injection is made from natural products produced by species of soil fungus Streptomyces

Q. How is Zuvicin 10mg Injection given?

Zuvicin 10mg Injection is given by injection into the vein or through a catheter into the bladder

Q. How effective is Zuvicin 10mg Injection?

Zuvicin 10mg Injection is effective in the treatment of various cancers including cancer of the breast, ovary, stomach, lung, bowel or rectum, malignant lymphomas (a type of blood cancer of infection-fighting cells of the blood) such as Hodgkin's disease and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, leukemia (blood cancer), multiple myeloma (a type of blood cancer of infection-fighting cells of the blood). It may be used in bladder cancers and to prevent reoccurrence of bladder cancer after surgery. It effectively slows or stops the growth of cancer cells in the body

Q. How much does Zuvicin 10mg Injection cost?

The price of Zuvicin 10mg Injection may vary depending upon the brand prescribed to you. Please read the instruction on the package for the correct price of the product.

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