DACOTIN 50mg Injection 25ml


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Drug Information for DACOTIN 50mg Injection 25ml

What is DACOTIN 50mg Injection used for?

DACOTIN 50mg Injection is used for the treatment of advanced colon and rectal cancers.

DACOTIN 50mg Injection may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does DACOTIN 50mg Injection work?

DACOTIN 50mg Injection belongs to the class of drugs called anti-neoplastic agents. This drug acts by interfering with DNA function and inhibits the growth of cancer cells. Thus, it helps in slowing down the tumour growth.

How to administer DACOTIN 50mg Injection ?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual.

DACOTIN 50mg Injection injection should be administered only under medical supervision.

If you miss a dose of DACOTIN 50mg Injection , please consult your doctor immediately.

The overdose symptoms of DACOTIN 50mg Injection include the following:

  • Severe vomiting
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Decreased heartbeat
  • Numbness in legs/feet

You must seek immediate medical care if you experience any of the above symptoms.

What are the drugs that interact with DACOTIN 50mg Injection ?

Drugs that interact with DACOTIN 50mg Injection include the following:

  • Adalimumab
  • Amiodarone
  • Cisapride
  • Clozapine
  • Deferiprone
  • Dolasetron
  • Efavirenz
  • Fingolimod
  • Gatifloxacin
  • Leflunomide
  • Lomitapide
  • Mifepristone
  • Mipomersen
  • Moxifloxacin
  • Procainamide
  • Quinidine
  • Saquinavir
  • Teriflunomide
  • Ziprasidone
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 DACOTIN 50mg Injection ?

The following are the most common side effects of DACOTIN 50mg Injection :

  • Diarrhoea
  • Taste impairment
  • Mouth sores
  • Nosebleeds
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Dizziness
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Temporary hair loss

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Pain or swelling at the injection site
  • Easy bruising
  • Mental/mood changes
  • Unusual bleeding
  • Decreased urination
  • Increased thirst
  • Muscle pain
  • Groin/calf pain

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 receiving DACOTIN 50mg Injection ?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to DACOTIN 50mg Injection or similar drugs.
  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.
  • Be cautious while receiving DACOTIN 50mg Injection if you have any kidney or liver impairment.
  • Avoid activities which could cause bruises and injuries.
  • Avoid DACOTIN 50mg Injection during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Be cautious while receiving DACOTIN 50mg Injection if you have any kidney or liver impairment.

You are advised not to receive DACOTIN 50mg Injection 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.

What should you tell your doctor before receiving DACOTIN 50mg Injection ?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any medical condition of arrhythmias, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia, neurologic toxicity.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently Asked questions about DACOTIN 50mg Injection

  1. Can I receive any vaccines while receiving DACOTIN 50mg Injection ?
  2. No, it is not advised to receive any vaccines while receiving DACOTIN 50mg Injection . Please consult your doctor if your vaccine is due.

  3. Should I be monitored for any laboratory parameters while receiving DACOTIN 50mg Injection ?
  4. Yes, it is advised to complete blood cell count regularly while receiving DACOTIN 50mg Injection .

  5. What are the contraindications of DACOTIN 50mg Injection ?
  6. DACOTIN 50mg Injection is contraindicated in the patients with severe kidney failure, peripheral neuropathy and pregnancy.

  7. Can I get pregnant while receiving DACOTIN 50mg Injection ?
  8. No, it is advised not to get pregnant while receiving DACOTIN 50mg Injection and at least for 6 months after the treatment. It is advised to use contraceptives to prevent pregnancy.

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