Instantino 0.25mg Injection 5ml

Cancer/Oncology Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

GBNKEYWORD] contains Palonosetron which belongs to a group of medicines called Serotonin antagonists. It is used to control nausea and vomiting that occurs as a result of chemotherapy (treatment of cancer). INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION is also used for Postoperative nausea and vomiting following surgery.

Inform your doctor before receiving INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION if you have or had heart diseases or a family history of heart diseases such as QT prolongation (changes in heartbeat) or congestive heart failure, slow heartbeat or conduction disturbances, acute bowel obstruction or chronic constipation or untreated electrolyte imbalances like potassium and magnesium in the blood.

INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION is not recommended for use in pregnancy unless clearly necessary as it is not known whether it may cause harm to the unborn baby. Contact your doctor before receiving it.

INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION should be used with caution as it is not known whether it may pass through the breast milk. Contact your doctor before receiving INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION.

INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION should not be used in children below 1 month of age for treating nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy and safety and effectiveness have not been established in children under 18 years of age for treating postoperative nausea and vomiting after surgery. Contact your doctor before receiving INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION.

INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION should be used with caution in elderly patients aged above 65 years of age. Contact your doctor before receiving it.

The most common side effect of receiving INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION is a headache. Contact your physician if the symptoms worsen.

USES OF INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION

Used:

  • to control nausea and vomiting that occurs as a result of chemotherapy (treatment of cancer)
  • for postoperative nausea and vomiting following surgery

HOW INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION WORKS

INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION blocks the action of serotonin, which induces nausea and vomiting (serotonin is a chemical that carries messages between nerve cells in the brain and throughout the body).

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION will be injected intravenously into your body only by your doctor or nurse. Your doctor will administer the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION

COMMON

  • headache (both in adults and children)
  • dizziness
  • constipation
  • diarrhoea
  • heart rhythm changes (QT prolongation) or slow heartbeat

UNCOMMON

  • changes in blood pressure
  • irregular heart rate or lack of blood flow to the heart
  • widening or change in colour of veins
  • changes in potassium levels in the blood
  • increased levels of sugar in blood or urine
  • low calcium levels in the blood
  • increased bilirubin
  • increased levels of liver enzymes
  • anxiety
  • difficulty sleeping
  • loss of appetite
  • weakness, tiredness and fever or flu-like symptoms
  • skin numbness, burning, prickling, tingling, itchy skin or rashes
  • eye irritation or impaired vision
  • motion sickness
  • tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
  • hiccups, flatulence, dry mouth, indigestion, stomach ache
  • difficulty in passing urine
  • aching joints
  • dizziness, jerky body movements, abnormal heart rate, cough and shortness of breath, nosebleed, hives, fever, pain at the injection site (in children)

RARE

Stop receiving INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • severe allergic reactions such as hives, swollen face, difficulty breathing, chest pain

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Constipation:

Eat plenty of fibre-rich foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables and cereals. Drink water and exercise regularly. Contact your doctor if constipation persists.

Headache:

Rest and relax. Drink plenty of water and electrolytes. Apply a pain-relieving balm on the head if needed. Do not consume alcohol. Contact your doctor if your headache worsens.

Dizziness:

Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating machinery if you feel dizziness. Avoid alcohol consumption as it aggravates dizziness. Contact your doctor if the dizziness worsens.

Stomach pain:

Try to rest and relax. Eat small meals but take them frequently. Keep a heating pad on your stomach. Contact your doctor if the stomach pain does not improve.

Indigestion:

Eat small meals but take them frequently. Eat and exercise regularly. Contact your doctor if indigestion persists.

Itchy skin:

Avoid hot showers because hot water can irritate the skin. Do not scratch the affected area. Use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Use moisturizers to soothe and hydrate the affected skin area. Contact your doctor if the itching worsens.

Diarrhoea:

Drink plenty of water or fruit juices to keep you hydrated. Do not take any medicine on your own to treat diarrhoea. Contact your doctor if diarrhoea worsens.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION is not recommended for use in pregnancy unless clearly necessary as it is not known whether it may cause harm to the unborn baby. Contact your doctor before receiving INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION.

BREASTFEEDING

It is not known whether INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION passes through breast milk, hence consult your doctor before receiving this medicine.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machines if you feel dizziness or tiredness after receiving INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION.

ALLERGY

Do not receive INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION if you are allergic to Palonosetron or any other constituents of this medicine.

HEART DISEASE

INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION should be used with caution in patients with heart diseases or a family history of heart diseases such as QT prolongation (changes in heartbeat) or congestive heart failure, slow heartbeat and conduction disturbances. Contact your doctor before receiving INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION.

OTHERS

Before receiving INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION tell your doctor if you have:

  • acute bowel obstruction or chronic constipation
  • improper balance of minerals such as potassium and magnesium in the blood (untreated)

Use in pediatrics:

INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION should not be used in children below 1 month of age for treating nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy. Safety and effectiveness in children and adolescents below the age of 18 years have not been established for treating postoperative nausea and vomiting after surgery. Your doctor will administer the right dose depending on your child’s age and body weight and disease condition.

Use in geriatrics:

INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION should be used with caution in elderly patients aged above 65 years of age. Contact your doctor before receiving INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug Interactions:

Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicine:

  • medicines used to treat depression and anxiety (fluoxetine, paroxetine, sertraline, fluvoxamine, citalopram, escitalopram, venlafaxine, moclobemide, mirtazapine duloxetine)
  • medicines used in cardiac disorders (amiodarone, nicardipine, quinidine)
  • moxifloxacin, lithium, erythromycin (medicines used for bacterial infections)
  • medicines used for serious mental disorders (haloperidol, chlorpromazine, quetiapine, thioridazine)
  • domperidone (used for treating nausea and vomiting)
  • fentanyl, tramadol (medicines used for severe pain)
  • intravenous methylene blue (medicines used to treat methemoglobinemia)

Overdosage:

INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION will be administered intravenously into your body by the doctor only so there is minimal chance of overdose. Symptoms of overdose are fits, gasping, pallor, cyanosis and collapse.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Palonosetron
Pharmacological Category :   Serotonin antagonist
Therapeutic Indication :  

Nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing chemotherapy, Postoperative nausea and vomiting after surgery

Dosage Forms :  

Tablet, Capsule, Injection

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION out of the sight and reach of children
  • Store at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION

What is INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION used for?

It is used in adults, adolescents and children (more than 1 month of age) to control nausea and vomiting that occurs as a result of chemotherapy (treatment of cancer). Contact your doctor before receiving INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION.

Does INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION cause constipation?

Yes, INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION may cause constipation. Eat fibre-rich foods such as vegetables, fresh fruits and cereals. Drink adequate water and exercise regularly. Contact your doctor if constipation persists.

Is INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION a steroid?

No, it is a selective 5-HT3 receptor antagonist prescribed for the treatment of nausea and vomiting caused due to cancer chemotherapy and postoperative nausea and vomiting after surgery.

What are the side effects of INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION?

The most common side effect of receiving INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION is a headache. Contact your physician if the symptoms worsen.

How do you give a INSTANTINO 0.25MG INJECTION?

It is injected intravenously into your body only by your doctor or nurse. Your doctor will administer the correct dose depending on your age, body weight and disease condition.

REFERENCES

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7. Fresenius Kabi. Austria. Palonosetron. U.S. Food & Drug Administration [Revised on Dec 2018] [Accessed on 4th Aug 2022] https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2018/208109s001lbl.pdf

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USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Complete blood count
  • ECG

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Ingredient
    PALONOSETRON 0.25 mg
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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