FAQs ABOUT CELDAZ 500MG INJECTION
Q: What CELDAZ 500MG INJECTION is used for?
A: CELDAZ 500MG INJECTION is used to treat certain types of skin cancer (such as metastatic melanoma) and lymph cancer (such as Hodgkin’s disease). It can also be used in the treatment of soft tissue sarcoma (cancer of connective tissues).
Q: What side effects are seen with CELDAZ 500MG INJECTION?
A: The common side effects associated with the use of CELDAZ 500MG INJECTION are nausea, vomiting, flu-like symptoms, nerve damage and low RBC, WBC and platelet counts causing tiredness, pale skin, increased infections, fever, sore throat, chills and increased bleeding or bruising. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects trouble you.
Q: Who should avoid receiving CELDAZ 500MG INJECTION?
A: CELDAZ 500MG INJECTION is not recommended for use in pregnant and/or breastfeeding women. It is also not recommended for use in patients suffering from leukopenia (low white blood cell count), thrombocytopenia (low blood platelet count), severe liver disease, or severe kidney diseases. Therefore, consult your doctor before receiving it.
Q: Is CELDAZ 500MG INJECTION safe for use in children?
A: CELDAZ 500MG INJECTION is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years) due to lack of safety data. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.
Q: Can I consume alcohol while undergoing therapy with CELDAZ 500MG INJECTION?
A: Avoid consumption of alcohol while undergoing therapy with CELDAZ 500MG INJECTION as it could lead to unwanted side effects.
Q: Is it safe to drive or use machinery while receiving CELDAZ 500MG INJECTION?
A: Do not drive or operate any heavy tools or machines if you experience dizziness, nausea, or vomiting after receiving CELDAZ 500MG INJECTION.
Q: How CELDAZ 500MG INJECTION works?
A: CELDAZ 500MG INJECTION is an anticancer medication. It works by damaging the cellular genetic material (DNA). This interferes with the functions of DNA and stops cancer cells from multiplying. Therefore, it prevents abnormal cell division within the body and decreases cancer progression.
Q: How CELDAZ 500MG INJECTION is administered?
A: CELDAZ 500MG INJECTION will be given to you only by a doctor specialized in oncology or haematology into the vein (intravenously).
Q: Can CELDAZ 500MG INJECTION increase the risk of infections?
A: CELDAZ 500MG INJECTION may cause a drop in the number of white blood cells in the body and may weaken your immune system. As a result, you may be at a greater risk of getting infected while receiving CELDAZ 500MG INJECTION. To avoid this, your doctor will regular monitor your blood counts as a precaution. However, inform your doctor if you experience any signs of infection such as fever.
Q: Can CELDAZ 500MG INJECTION cure cancer?
A: The cure rate of cancer depends upon the severity of the disease. However, CELDAZ 500MG 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 CELDAZ 500MG INJECTION cause hair loss?
A: Hair loss is one of the uncommon side effects of receiving CELDAZ 500MG INJECTION. This side effect is usually temporary and disappears once after therapy with this medicine stops completely. If it bothers you, consult your doctor for advice.
Q: Is CELDAZ 500MG INJECTION a chemo drug?
A: Yes. CELDAZ 500MG INJECTION contains a medicine called Dacarbazine which is a chemotherapeutic agent. It stops abnormal growth and multiplication of cancer cells in the body.
Q: What happens if I stop undergoing therapy with CELDAZ 500MG INJECTION?
A: No. Do not stop therapy with CELDAZ 500MG INJECTION without consulting your doctor as it may make your symptoms reappear. Therefore, take CELDAZ 500MG INJECTION as advised by your doctor for the stipulated duration.
Q: Can the use of CELDAZ 500MG INJECTION make me feel tired?
A: Yes. CELDAZ 500MG 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 taking CELDAZ 500MG 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 CELDAZ 500MG 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 CELDAZ 500MG INJECTION. If not, consult your doctor for a suitable anti-emetic medicine. Do not self-treat nausea.