FAQs ABOUT CLOKERAN 5MG TABLET
Can CLOKERAN 5MG TABLET cure cancer?
CLOKERAN 5MG TABLET is used to treat certain types of cancer of the blood and lymph nodes. This medicine doesn't cure cancer, but it helps relieve its symptoms. Contact your doctor for advice.
How long can you take CLOKERAN 5MG TABLET?
Take CLOKERAN 5MG TABLET according to the doctor’s advice. It is usually taken once a day for 3 to 6 weeks, but sometimes may be taken intermittently, as a single dose once every 2 weeks or as a single dose once a month. Your doctor will advise you on how long you should continue to take CLOKERAN 5MG TABLET.
What if I forget to take a dose of CLOKERAN 5MG TABLET?
If you have missed a dose of CLOKERAN 5MG TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. But if it is almost time for your next dose, you can skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose. Do not take double dose to make up for your missed one as this may increase the chances of having side effects.
Does CLOKERAN 5MG TABLET cause infertility?
Yes, CLOKERAN 5MG TABLET affects ovaries or sperm, which may lead to infertility (inability to have a baby). In woman menstruation can stop (amenorrhoea) and in men, lack of sperm count can be observed (azoospermia). Contact your doctor for advice.
Is CLOKERAN 5MG TABLET safe in pregnancy?
CLOKERAN 5MG TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant women or are planning for pregnancy because it may cause permanent damage to a foetus. Women of childbearing potential should be advised to use a reliable form of contraception to avoid becoming pregnant if either you or your partner is taking CLOKERAN 5MG TABLET.
Does CLOKERAN 5MG TABLET cause cancer?
It is possible that the use of this medicine particularly long-term use, may increase the risk of developing a secondary blood cancer. In many cases, patients who develop this have also received another type of chemotherapy or some form of radiation therapy. Symptoms of a secondary blood cancer include tiredness, fever, infection and bruising. Talk to your doctor immediately if you have any of these symptoms.
Can CLOKERAN 5MG TABLET be taken with food?
Take CLOKERAN 5MG TABLET as advised by your physician. CLOKERAN 5MG TABLET should be taken daily on an empty stomach (at least one hour before meals or three hours after meals). Swallow the medicine with a glass of water and do not chew or crush the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.
Does CLOKERAN 5MG TABLET cause fits?
Yes, CLOKERAN 5MG TABLET may cause fits particularly in patients who have ever had fits or convulsions are at more risk of having fits when taking this medicine. Contact your doctor before taking it.