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CYTROSAR 1GM/ML

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What is Cytarabine for:

This medication is a Cytotoxic Chemotherapy agent, prescribed for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This medication slows the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.

How does Cytarabine work:

Cytarabine harms cancer cells causing their death.

How should Cytarabine be used:

IVSC- The recommended dose is 100 mgm2day (days 1 to 7) or 100 mgm2 IV every 12 hours (days 1 to 7). It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare into the vein.

Common side effects of Cytarabine :

Chance of getting an infection. Wash hands often. Stay away from people with infections, colds, or flu.- Fever. - Anemia, low white blood cell count, and low platelet count. - Feeling tired or weak. - Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. - Loose stools (diarrhea). - Not hungry. - Hair loss. Hair most often grows back when this drug is stopped. - Skin irritation. - Eye irritation. - Mouth irritation or sores. Using a soft toothbrush or cotton swabs and rinsing the mouth may help. Do not use mouth rinses that have alcohol in them. - May not be able to get pregnant.

What do I do if I miss a dose

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What precautions should I take when taking Cytarabine :

If you have an allergy to cytarabine or any other part of this drug. - Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. - If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. - If you are breast-feeding.

When do I need to seek medical help

Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. - Signs of infection. These include a fever of 100.5°F (38°C) or higher, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color of sputum, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, wound that will not heal, or anal itching or pain. - Trouble breathing. - Cough that does not go away. - Very bad belly pain. - Very upset stomach or throwing up. - Very loose stools (diarrhea). - Any bruising or bleeding. - Dark urine or yellow skin or eyes. - Not able to eat. - Feeling very tired or weak. - Any rash. - Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Cytarabine with other medicines:

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Cytarabine :

Store it at controlled room temperature (25°C).

Pregnancy Category

Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Therapeutic Classification

Cytotoxic Chemotherapy

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50-ab, government industrial estate, charkop naka, charkop industrial estate, kandivali west, mumbai, maharashtra 400067

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50-ab, government industrial estate, charkop naka, charkop industrial estate, kandivali west, mumbai, maharashtra 400067

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