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Zygem 1 gm Injection

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Overview

Uses of Zygem Injection

Zygem Injection side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Hair loss
  • Low blood platelets
  • Allergic reaction
  • Breathlessness
  • Decreased white blood cell count
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Influenza like symptoms
  • Blood in urine
  • Skin rash
  • Protein in urine

How to use Zygem Injection

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

How Zygem Injection works

Zygem 1 gm Injection interferes with the growth of DNA and RNA of the cancer cells by substituting their building blocks. It prevents the cancer cells from growing and multiplying.

Zygem Injection related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Zygem 1 gm 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
Zygem 1 gm 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
Zygem 1 gm Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Zygem 1 gm Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Kidney function tests are advised before taking this medicine and regular monitoring is also recommended after the treatment.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Zygem 1 gm Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Zygem 1 gm Injection
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Gemtaz 1gm Injection
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
₹3825/Injection
1% costlier
Citafine 1gm Injection
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹6132/Injection
62% costlier
Gempower 1gm Injection
Khandelwal Laboratories Pvt Ltd
₹5000/Injection
32% costlier
Emcitaben 1gm Injection
RPG Life Sciences Ltd
₹6000/Injection
59% costlier

Expert Advice

  • Use a reliable contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy while you are taking this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you notice any signs of infection such as fever, sore throat, rash or severe diarrhea.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Zygem

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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 Zygem a vesicant/ anthracycline/ prodrug?

Zygem is not a vesicant/ anthracycline/ prodrug

Q. Does Zygem cause hair loss or abdominal pain?

Yes, Zygem has hair loss and abdominal pain as side effects. Please consult your doctor immediately if you experience such side effects

Q. Is Zygem a cytotoxic or chemotherapy agent?

Yes, Zygem is a cytotoxic chemotherapy agent

Q. Does Zygem work in pancreatic cancer?

Yes, Zygem is used to treat pancreatic cancer.

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