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    Procarbazine

    Information about Procarbazine

    Procarbazine uses

    Procarbazine is used in the treatment of Hodgkin’s disease.

    How procarbazine works

    Procarbazine belongs to a group of medicines called antineoplastic alkylating agents. It works by inhibiting protein, RNA, and DNA synthesis, which helps to stop the growth of cancer cells in the body.
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    Common side effects of procarbazine

    Nausea, Vomiting, Decreased appetite

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    Expert advice for Procarbazine

    • Inform your doctor if you are suffering from severe hepatic or kidney disease, any disorder of the heart or circulation, have a tumor on the adrenal gland, causing high blood pressure, epilepsy (fits) or had stroke.
    • Inform your doctor if you have severe leucopenia or thrombocytopenia from any cause.
    • Take precautions as Procarbazine may lower the ability of your body to fight infections making you susceptible to infections.
    • Do not drive or operate machinery as Procarbazine may cause drowsiness.
    • You may need to regularly check and monitor blood counts due to the possibility of bone-marrow suppression with Procarbazine therapy. 
    • Do not take any live vaccines during or within at least 6 months of treatment with Procarbazine.


    Content on this page was last updated on 06 October, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)