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.

Available Medicine for Procarbazine

  • ₹320
    Alkem Laboratories Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹328
    Vhb Life Sciences Inc
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹3200
    Vhb Life Sciences Inc
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹360
    Neon Laboratories Ltd
    1 variant(s)

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 16 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)