Information about Trabectedin

Trabectedin uses

Trabectedin is used in the treatment of soft tissue sarcoma.

How trabectedin works

Trabectedin belongs to class of drugs called alkylating agents. It works by sticking to the DNA in cells and damaging it. This stops the cancer cells growing and multiplying.

Common side effects of trabectedin

Headache, Fatigue, Vomiting, Weakness, Nausea, Increased liver enzymes, Reduced blood platelets, Increased creatine phosphokinase level in blood, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Decreased appetite, Constipation.

Available Medicine for Trabectedin

  • ₹121486
    Janssen Pharmaceuticals
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹28600
    Natco Pharma Ltd
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice for Trabectedin

• Seek immediate medical attention if you develop a fever, muscle pain or weakness, as trabectedin may cause side effects affecting your blood, liver or muscles.
• Use effective contraception while on trabectedin therapy.
• Do not consume alcohol while taking trabectedin as it may worsen the side effects.
• Should not be given to patients allergic to trabectedin or any of its ingredients.
• Should not be given to children below 18 years.
• Should not be given to pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Frequently asked questions for Trabectedin


Q. Is trabectedin FDA approved?
Yes, trabectedin is FDA approved.

Content on this page was last updated on 05 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)