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Cancyt 1gm Injection

By VHB LIFE SCIENCES LIMITED
1g Powder For Injection in Dry Vial
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Cancyt 1 G Description

Cancyt Powder For Injection is an anti-cancer medicine. It is used in the treatment of a type of blood cancer. It contains cytarabine as its main component. It will be given to you in a hospital or cl...
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ContainsCytarabine(1.0 G)
UsesBlood cancer
Side effectsNausea, vomiting, diarrhoea
ClassificationANTI-NEOPLASTIC
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Uses of Cancyt 1 G

For the treatment of a type of blood cancer

Contraindications of Cancyt 1 G

If you are allergic to cytarabine or any of the ingredients of Cancyt Powder For Injection. If you are taking any medicine that has resulted in a low blood count caused by the suppression of bone mar...
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Side effects of Cancyt 1 G

  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea
  • Constipation, stomach pain
  • Fever, infection, Pneumonia
  • Skin rash, redness, itching
  • Pain, swelling, sores in the mouth
  • Hair loss
  • Low blood platelets, anaemia, low WBCs

Precautions and Warnings of Cancyt 1 G

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Cancyt Powder For Injection during pregnancy?
A:
  • Cancyt Powder For Injection should not be used during pregnancy unless your doctor considers it essential after assessing the benefits over risks.
  • Use effective contraception during treatment. However, if you get pregnant while on treatment, immediately contact your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Cancyt Powder For Injection while breastfeeding?
A:
You should not breastfeed while on treatment with this medicine, as it is unknown if cytarabine passes into breast milk.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Cancyt Powder For Injection?
A:
Avoid driving if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Cancyt Powder For Injection?
A:
You should avoid consuming alcohol while taking this medicine, as it may worsen the side effects of this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have problems with your liver.
  • You have been or are scheduled for a vaccination.
  • If you are taking a medicine called methotrexate, discuss it with the doctor if you are not sure.

Mode of Action of Cancyt 1 G

How Does It Work?

Cytarabine interacts with DNA (genetic material) and causes certain changes in the DNA. This results in problems in DNA synthesis leading to anti-cancer effects.

Directions for Use of Cancyt 1 G

  • Cancyt Powder For Injection will be given in hospital by your doctor or nurse. Do not self-inject.

Interactions of Cancyt 1 G

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Cancyt Powder For Injection works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction. Also, you should inform your doctor if you have a planned sur...
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  • Especially if you are taking medicines to treat bacterial infections, fungal infections, heart problems and cancer.

Storage and disposal of Cancyt 1 G

  • Store Cancyt Powder For Injection under the conditions mentioned on the pack.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.

Dosage of Cancyt 1 G

Overdose

This injection will be given to you by a doctor or nurse. Therefore, it is less likely that you may get an overdose on this medicine. If you experience any symptoms right after taking this injection, ...
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Missed a Dose

The doctor or nurse usually gives this injection in the hospital or clinic. Therefore, the chances of missing a dose are less. However, if you feel that a dose has been missed, please inform your doct...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is the composition of Cancyt Powder For Injection?

A: Cancyt Powder For Injection contains cytarabine, as its main component.

Q: What is the use of Cancyt Powder For Injection?

A: Cancyt Powder For Injection is used in the treatment of a type of blood cancer.
Product Details
Brand
CANCYT
Expires on or After
29/09/2022
Last Updated on: 22 Jun 2022 | 06:11 AM (IST)

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