Cytogem 200mg Injection
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Cytogem 200 MG Description
Cytogem Powder For Injection is an anti-cancer medicine. It is used in the treatment of various types of cancer such as ovarian cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, breast cancer, pancreatic cancer an
d bladder cancer. It contains gemcitabine as its main component. It will be given to you in a hospital or clinic by a doctor or nurse as an injection. You should avoid self-injecting.
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|Uses||Ovarian cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, bladder cancer|
|Side effects||Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea|
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Uses of Cytogem 200 MG
For the treatment of ovarian cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, breast cancer, pancreatic cancer & bladder cancer.
Contraindications of Cytogem 200 MG
- If you are allergic to gemcitabine or any of the ingredients of Cytogem Powder For Injection.
- If you are a breastfeeding mother.
Side effects of Cytogem 200 MG
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea
- Constipation, stomach pain
- Fever, infection, headache
- Skin rash, redness, itching
- Pain, swelling, sores in the mouth
- Hair loss
- Low blood platelets, anaemia, low WBCs
Precautions and Warnings of Cytogem 200 MG
Can I take Cytogem Powder For Injection during pregnancy?
Cytogem 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.
Can I take Cytogem Powder For Injection while breastfeeding?
You should not be breastfeeding while on treatment with this medicine, as it is unknown if gemcitabine passes into breast milk
Can I drive if I have taken Cytogem Powder For Injection?
This medicine may make you feel sleepy. Caution is needed while driving or operating machines.
Can I consume alcohol with Cytogem Powder For Injection?
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 had or still have problems with your heart, liver or kidneys.
- You had or are scheduled to have radiation therapy.
- You have been vaccinated recently.
- If you experience headaches along with fits and confusion, contact your doctor.
- You have difficulty breathing or weakness & are pale
- You gain weight, have swelling & shortness of breath.
- This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age.
Mode of Action of Cytogem 200 MG
How Does It Work?
Gemcitabine 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 Cytogem 200 MG
- Cytogem Powder For Injection will be given in hospital by your doctor or nurse. Do not self-inject.
Interactions of Cytogem 200 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Some medicines can affect the way Cytogem Powder For Injection works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
- Tell your doctor if you are on radiotherapy & 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 surgery or vaccination scheduled....
Storage and disposal of Cytogem 200 MG
- Store Cytogem Powder For Injection under the conditions mentioned on the pack.
- Keep it away from children and pets.
Dosage of Cytogem 200 MG
- This injection will be given to you by a doctor or nurse. Therefore, it is less likely that you may get an overdose of this medicine. If you experience any symptoms right after taking this injection, seek medical help....
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 doctor and nurse....
Dr. Arpit Verma
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Dr. Ritu Budania
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What is the composition of Cytogem Powder For Injection?
A: Cytogem Powder For Injection contains gemcitabine, an anti-cancer medicine.
Q: What is the use of Cytogem Powder For Injection?
A: Cytogem Powder For Injection is used for the treatment of ovarian cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, breast cancer, pancreatic cancer and bladder cancer.
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- Gemcitabine 1000 mg powder for soution for infusion - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (emc) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2022 [cited 16 June 2022]
- Gemcitabine 1000 mg powder for soution for infusion - Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) - (emc) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2022 [cited 16 June 2022]
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