Cantret 50mg Capsule 10'S


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ALTRETAMINE 50MG
By Natco Pharma Ltd
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M.R.P.: Rs.4,680.00
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What is CANTRET 50mg Capsule used for?

CANTRET 50mg Capsule is used in the chemotherapy treatment for ovarian cancer which has not improved or worsened after treatment with other medications.

Chemotherapy is the treatment of cancer using drugs which kill and stop the multiplication of cancer cells.

CANTRET 50mg Capsule may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

How does CANTRET 50mg Capsule work?

CANTRET 50mg Capsule belongs to a class of drugs known as alkylating agents. CANTRET 50mg Capsule works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells in the body

How to take CANTRET 50mg Capsule?

  • The dosage of oral capsule of CANTRET 50mg Capsule depends on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take CANTRET 50mg Capsule as prescribed by your doctor.
  • CANTRET 50mg Capsule should be taken with food. Do not chew the tablet.
  • Swallow the tablet with a glass of water.
  • CANTRET 50mg Capsule is not advised to be taken by children.
  • Do not discontinue CANTRET 50mg Capsule without consulting a doctor.
  • If you miss a dose of CANTRET 50mg Capsule, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with CANTRET 50mg Capsule?

Drugs that interact with CANTRET 50mg Capsule:

  • Amitriptyline, Amoxapine, Desipramine, Clomipramine, Imipramine, Doxepin, Maprotiline, Nortriptyline
  • Aspirin
  • Cimetidine
  • Clozapine
  • Denosumab, Leflunomide, Natalizumab, Pimecrolimus, Tacrolimus, Trastuzumab (biologic and immunologic medication)
  • Echinacea
  • Isocarboxazid, Phenelzine, Rasagline, Selegiline
  • Live vaccination (Chicken pox, Influenza, Small pox, Rotavirus, BCG, MMR)
  • Pyridoxine
  • Roflumilast

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of CANTRET 50mg Capsule?

Most common side effects of CANTRET 50mg Capsule are:

  • Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, cramps, diarrhoea
  • Numbness, tingling or decreased sensation in fingers and toes
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Weakness
  • Mood changes, agitation, depression

Please stop your tablets and contact your physician immediately if you have

  • severe allergic reactions (rashes, hives, itching, swelling of mouth, face or lips, difficulty in breathing, tightness in chest, dizziness, palpitation);
  • fever > 38°C with chills, cough, sore throat, pain during urination, skin irritation;
  • unusual bruising or bleeding, black stools, coffee colour vomit, blood in urine / phlegm, bleeding from gums or nose, heavy menstrual bleeding, reddish purple spots on skin (petechiae);
  • severe nerve damage (pain, burning, tingling, numbness in hands or feet, weakness in arms and legs, loss of consciousness);
  • severe nausea which prevents you from eating;
  • vomiting 4 to 5 times in 24 hours;
  • diarrhoea 4 to 6 times in 24 hours;
  • continuous loss of weight.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking CANTRET 50mg Capsule?

Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on CANTRET 50mg Capsule.

  • Do not take any immunization or vaccination before consulting your doctor while taking CANTRET 50mg Capsule

You are advised not to take CANTRET 50mg Capsule if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.
  • you are breastfeeding.

What should you tell your doctor before taking CANTRET 50mg Capsule?

Tell your doctor if

  • you are allergic to CANTRET 50mg Capsule or other medicine from the same class.
  • you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • you have any brain and nervous system disorder.
  • you have any bone marrow problems.
  • you have any blood disorder.
  • you have had a heart attack, chest pain on resting, high blood pressure, uncontrolled high blood pressure.
  • you are at risk of heart disease.
  • you have liver or kidney disease.
  • you have had a stroke.
  • you are planning a surgery or any procedure.
  • you are pregnant or trying to conceive or are breastfeeding.

Frequently Asked questions about CANTRET 50mg Capsule

  1. How should CANTRET 50mg Capsule be stored?
  2. CANTRET 50mg Capsule capsules must be stored in a tightly closed container away from heat and moisture. CANTRET 50mg Capsule must be kept out of children’s reach.

  3. Should I follow any special dietary instructions while taking CANTRET 50mg Capsule?
  4. No, you can have your normal diet unless advised by your doctor.

  5. Can I drive while taking CANTRET 50mg Capsule?
  6. CANTRET 50mg Capsule causes dizziness and headaches in some individuals. It is advisable not to drive while taking CANTRET 50mg Capsule.

  7. Can I drink alcohol with CANTRET 50mg Capsule?
  8. It is better to avoid alcohol while taking CANTRET 50mg Capsule as it may cause nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, headaches, sweating, and flushing of the face.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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