Dactinomycin

Information about Dactinomycin

Dactinomycin Uses

How Dactinomycin works

Dactinomycin is an anti-cancer medication. It works by damaging the genetic material (DNA) of the cancer cells and stops their growth and multiplication.

Common side effects of Dactinomycin

Nausea, Vomiting, Mouth ulcer, Loss of appetite, Glossitis (tongue inflammation), Lip inflammation, Diarrhea, Inflammation of the rectum, Low blood platelets
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Available Medicine for Dactinomycin

DacilonCelon Laboratories Ltd
4451 variant(s)
ActinocinNeon Laboratories Ltd
4951 variant(s)
DactinogetGLS Pharma Ltd.
5251 variant(s)
CosmegenWockhardt Ltd
901 variant(s)
DacmozenVhb Life Sciences Inc
6991 variant(s)
DactinoChandra Bhagat Pharma Pvt Ltd
4991 variant(s)
TinowelGetwell Oncology Pvt Ltd
3251 variant(s)

Expert advice for Dactinomycin

  • Dactinomycin is given as an injection into vein under the supervision of a doctor only.
  • Do not skip any dose and complete the course as suggested by your doctor.
  • Use an effective method of birth control to avoid pregnancy while taking this medication.
  • You may need to have blood tests to monitor your blood cells, platelets count, liver function and kidney function during treatment.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you notice unusual bruising or bleeding or if you have dark, tarry, or bloody stools and dark urine.

Frequently asked questions for Dactinomycin

Dactinomycin

Q. Is Dactinomycin an anthracycline?

Yes, Dactinomycin is an anthracycline

Q. Is Dactinomycin a vesicant (agent that causes tissue blistering and damage)?

Yes, Dactinomycin is a vesicant; it may cause tissue blistering if it leaks out of the vein.

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