Information about Dacarbazine

Dacarbazine Uses

Dacarbazine is used in the treatment of malignant melanoma and Hodgkin’s disease.

How Dacarbazine works

Dacarbazine 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.

Common side effects of Dacarbazine

Nausea, Vomiting, Decreased appetite
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Available Medicine for Dacarbazine

CeldazCelon Laboratories Ltd
250 to ₹4082 variant(s)
DabazIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
298 to ₹5183 variant(s)
DacarexAlkem Laboratories Ltd
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ZicarbNeon Laboratories Ltd
3601 variant(s)
DT CareCriticare Laboratories Pvt Ltd
3501 variant(s)
OncodacVhb Life Sciences Inc
2701 variant(s)
DacarbaChandra Bhagat Pharma Pvt Ltd
2381 variant(s)
DacarzineKhandelwal Laboratories Pvt Ltd
2621 variant(s)
DaczinCadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
3731 variant(s)
CedcozineHealth Biotech Limited
13901 variant(s)

Expert advice for Dacarbazine

  • Dacarbazine is given as an injection into veins under the supervision of a doctor. 

Frequently asked questions for Dacarbazine


Q. How is Dacarbazine administered?

Dacarbazine is administered as infusion or injection. Absorption by mouth is slow and varies, therefore, intravenous (given through vein) infusion or injection administration is preferred.

Q. Is Dacarbazine a vesicant?

Dacarbazine is a potent vesicant (it is corrosive), and it should be carefully administered to avoid the risk of extravasation (leaking into the tissues).

Q. What is Dacarbazine used for?

Dacarbazine is used to treat skin cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (malignant melanoma), cancer of the white blood cell (Hodgkin's lymphoma) and advanced adult soft tissue sarcomas (cancer of soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, fat, and blood vessels).

Q. How effective is Dacarbazine?

Dacarbazine is effective if taken at recommended dosage and duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Does Dacarbazine cause hair loss?

Yes, hair loss is a common side effect of Dacarbazine.


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