FAQs ABOUT CYTOSAR 500MG INJECTION
Q: What CYTOSAR 500MG INJECTION is used for?
A: CYTOSAR 500MG INJECTION is used for certain types of blood cancer and lymph cancer (Ex. acute myeloid leukemia, acute non-lymphoblastic/lymphoblastic leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma).
Q: What side effects are seen with CYTOSAR 500MG INJECTION?
A: The most common side effects of receiving CYTOSAR 500MG INJECTION are low RBC, WBC and platelet counts causing anemia, increased infections and bleeding tendency, loss of appetite, abnormal eye movements, eye pain, redness and inflammation, nausea, vomiting, mouth ulcers, sore tongue, skin rashes, hair loss and inflammation at the injection site. Consult your doctor if any of these above side effect worsens.
Q: Who should avoid receiving CYTOSAR 500MG INJECTION?
A: CYTOSAR 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 CYTOSAR 500MG INJECTION safe for use in children?
A: CYTOSAR 500MG INJECTION should be used in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years) only if prescribed by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before receiving it.
Q: Can I consume alcohol while undergoing therapy with CYTOSAR 500MG INJECTION?
A: Avoid consumption of alcohol while undergoing therapy with CYTOSAR 500MG INJECTION as it could lead to unwanted side effects.
Q: Is it safe to drive or use machinery after received CYTOSAR 500MG INJECTION?
A: Do not drive or operate any heavy tools or machines if you experience dizziness, nausea, or vomiting after receiving CYTOSAR 500MG INJECTION.
Q: How CYTOSAR 500MG INJECTION works?
A: CYTOSAR 500MG INJECTION works by damaging the cellular genetic material (DNA). This interferes with the functions of DNA and works against cancer cells from multiplying. Therefore, it works against abnormal cell division within the body.
Q: Can CYTOSAR 500MG INJECTION increase the risk of infections?
A: CYTOSAR 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 CYTOSAR 500MG INJECTION. To avoid this, your doctor will regularly monitor your blood count. However, inform your doctor if you experience any signs of infection such as fever.
Q: Can the use of CYTOSAR 500MG INJECTION cause hair loss?
A: Hair loss is one of the common side effects of receiving CYTOSAR 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: Can the use of CYTOSAR 500MG INJECTION make me feel tired?
A: Yes. CYTOSAR 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 receiving CYTOSAR 500MG INJECTION. Tiredness can also occur if you have any pre-existing disease conditions such as liver or kidney impairment while receiving this medicine.