FAQs ABOUT BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION
Q: What is the use of BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION?
A: BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION is used to treat various types of cancer such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer, gastric cancer (stomach cancer), small cell lung cancer, head and neck cancer, liver cancer, blood cancer (leukemia), lymph cancer (lymphoma), pancreatic cancer and colorectal cancer (cancers of colon or rectam). It can also be used to treat cancers of soft tissues such as soft tissues sarcoma (cancer of the soft tissues that connects muscles, fats, blood vessels, nerves, tendons etc.) and helps in the prevention of bladder cancer following surgeries (such as transurethral resection).
Q: Will men treated with BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION be able to father a child?
A: No. BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION may affect sperm production and quality in men. Therefore, men undergoing therapy with BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION should seek advice on sperm preservation due to the possibility of irreversible infertility caused by therapy. Also, it is important to use an effective contraception or protection methods to avoid pregnancy in your partners during the treatment and for at least 3.5 months after the last dose.
Q: How BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION works?
A: BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION is an anticancer medication. It works by blocking the synthesis of genetic material (DNA and RNA) and certain essential proteins and enzymes which are required for the cells to grow and multiply. As a result, it prevents abnormal cell division within the body, slows down the growth of cancer cells and eventually kills them.
Q: How BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION is administered?
A: BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION will be given to you only by a doctor or a nurse into the vein (as an intravenous infusion) or into the bladder (intravesical administration).
Q: What are the most common side effects of receiving BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION?
A: The most common side effects of receiving BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION are hair loss, red urine, increased infection, hot flashes, mouth ulcers, inflammation of oesophagus, nausea, vomiting (within first 24 hours), loss of appetite, bladder infection, burning sensation while passing urine and pain, redness and swelling at the site of injection. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects trouble you.
Q: Will the use of BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION cause infertility?
A: Yes. BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION has the potential to cause infertility in both men and in women. In men, it may reduce sperm production and quality. In women, it may cause early menopause or amenorrhoea (lack of menstrual periods). Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.
Q: Can BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION cure cancer?
A: The cure rate of cancer depends upon the severity of the disease. However, BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION acts by preventing the abnormal growth and multiplication of cancer cells in the body, which may help in curing cancer completely.
Q: Can the use of BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION cause hair loss?
A: Hair loss is one of the common side effects of receiving BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION. If it bothers you, consult your doctor for advice. This side effect usually disappears and new hair starts regrowing once the therapy with this medicine stops completely.
Q: Can the use of BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION cause mouth ulcers?
A: Mouth ulcers are one of the common side effects of receiving BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION. Avoid eating spicy foods. Drink plenty of water. Apply a pain-relieving gel on the affected areas of the mouth if required. Consult your doctor if the symptom did not improve.
Q: Is BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION a chemo drug?
A: Yes. BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION contains a medicine called Epirubicin which is a chemotherapeutic agent. It stops abnormal growth and multiplication of cancer cells in the body.
Q: What happens if I stop receiving BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION?
A: No. Do not stop receiving BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION without consulting your doctor as it may make your symptoms reappear. Therefore, take BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION as advised by your doctor for the stipulated duration.
Q: Can BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION be used during pregnancy?
A: There is no proper information regarding the use of BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION in pregnant women. Animal studies have indicated harm to the growing offspring. Therefore, BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless considered necessary by the physician.
Q: Can the use of BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION make me feel tired?
A: Yes. BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION may make you feel tired easily. This is because, it reduces the levels of red blood cells in your blood and may make you anaemic. Consult your doctor if you experience tiredness after receiving BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION. Tiredness can also occur if you have any pre-existing disease conditions such as liver or kidney impairment while taking this medicine.
Q: How to control nausea caused due to BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION?
A: Generally, anticancer medicines are associated with uncontrollable nausea and vomiting. To avoid this, your doctor would prescribe a suitable medicine to control them along with BIORUBIN 50MG INJECTION. If not, consult your doctor for a suitable anti-emetic medicine. Do not self-treat nausea.