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Megaplat 50mg Injection

By ALKEM LABORATORIES LTD
25ml Injection
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MRP 2607.00
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Megaplat 50 MG Description

Megaplat Injection is an anti-cancer medication. It contains oxaliplatin as the active substance. Megaplat Injection is used to treat cancer of the large bowel. This medicine is used in combination wi...
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ContainsOxaliplatin(50.0 Mg)
UsesColon/rectal/colorectal cancer
Side effectsDiarrhoea, nausea, vomiting
ClassificationANTI-NEOPLASTIC
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Uses of Megaplat 50 MG

Megaplat Injection is used in the treatment of cancer of the large bowel (stage III colon cancer after surgery to remove the tumour and advanced colon or rectal cancer/colorectal cancer.

Contraindications of Megaplat 50 MG

  • If you are allergic to oxaliplatin or any other ingredient of Megaplat Injection.
  • If you are breastfeeding.
  • If you have a reduced number of blood cells.
  • If you have tingling and numbness in the fingers and/or toes and have difficulty performing delicate tasks, such as buttoning clothes.
  • If you have severe kidney problems.

Side effects of Megaplat 50 MG

  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Inflammation of mouth/gut

Precautions and Warnings of Megaplat 50 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Megaplat 50mg Injection during pregnancy?
A:
There is limited information on the effect of Megaplat Injection during pregnancy, and hence should not be used in pregnant women. This medicine should only be used in pregnant women if recommended by the doctor after assessing the need and the risk.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Megaplat 50mg Injection while breastfeeding?
A:
Megaplat Injection is contraindicated for use in breastfeeding women.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Megaplat 50mg Injection?
A:
There is limited information on the effect of Megaplat Injection on driving ability. However, if you experience any effects after taking this medicine that may affect your ability to drive safely, it is advised to avoid driving.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Megaplat 50mg Injection?
A:
There is limited information available on the interaction of alcohol with Megaplat Injection. Ask your doctor for advice on alcohol intake along with this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have ever suffered an allergic reaction to platinum-containing medicines such as carboplatin or cisplatin.
  • You have kidney or liver problems.
  • You have or had heart disorders such as an abnormal electrical signal called prolongation of the QT interval, an irregular heartbeat, or a family history of heart problems.
  • You have recently received or plan to receive any vaccines.

Mode of Action of Megaplat 50 MG

How Does It Work?

Megaplat Injection undergoes changes inside the body and interacts with DNA (genetic material). It causes certain changes in the DNA, resulting in problems in DNA synthesis leading to anti-cancer effe...
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Directions for Use of Megaplat 50 MG

  • Megaplat Injection will be given in the hospital by your doctor or nurse.
  • Do not self-inject this medicine. Follow any aftercare instructions given by the doctor or nurse.

Interactions of Megaplat 50 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Megaplat Injection works or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Particular care should be taken if you are taking medicines like 5-fluorouracil/paclitaxel (anti-cancer medicine), erythromycin (antibiotic), salicylates (pain-relieving medicine), granisetron (antiem...
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Storage and disposal of Megaplat 50 MG

  • Store Megaplat Injection in a cool and dry place. Protect from light. Do not freeze.
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Megaplat 50 MG

Overdose

Megaplat Injection will be given to you by a doctor or nurse, and hence, the chances of an overdose are unlikely.

Missed a Dose

It is unlikely that a dose of Megaplat Injection will be missed if you are monitored in a healthcare setup. However, if you have missed taking a dose of the injection, inform the doctor or nurse immed...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is Megaplat Injection used for?

A: Megaplat Injection is used in the treatment of cancer of the large bowel (stage III colon cancer after surgery to remove the tumour and advanced colon or rectal cancer/colorectal cancer.

Q: How will Megaplat Injection be given to me?

  • Megaplat Injection will be given in the hospital by your doctor or nurse.
  • Do not self-inject this medicine. Follow any aftercare instructions given by the doctor or nurse.
Product Details
Brand
MEGAPLAT
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
13/11/2022
Last Updated on: 09 Jun 2022 | 04:35 PM (IST)

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