Remcyta 500mg Injection

Cancer/Oncology Rx required
OUT OF STOCK
Mfr: Alkem Laboratories Ltd Country of Origin: NA
M.R.P.: Rs.541.13

What is REMCYTA 500MG?

  • REMCYTA 500MG contains Cytarabine which belongs to a group of medicines known as anticancer medicine
Therapeutic Uses
Warning & Precautions
Interactions
Directions & For Use
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What REMCYTA 500MG is used for?

  • It is used to treat some types of leukemia (cancer affecting the blood) and lymphomas (cancer of the lymph glands) 
  • It may be used in combination with other anti-cancer medicines                                                                      

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Pregnancy & Breast Feeding

Children & Adolescents

Driving & Using Machines

Talk to your Doctor, if you:

  • are allergic or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
  • have had severe effects on your brain (encephalopathy)
  • have low blood cell count
  • have any problems with your liver including jaundice (causes yellowing of the skin)
  • have recently received cancer medicine treatment or radiotherapy
  • have radiotherapy
  • have hyperuricemia
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine
[CHILDADOLESCENTS]
  • Do not drive or use machines if you experience any side effect which may lessen your ability to do so

Tell your doctor if you are taking,

  • digoxin or beta-acetyl digoxin (used to treat heart problems)
  • gentamicin (used to treat infections)
  • 5-fluorocytosine (used to treat fungal infections)
  • medicines which decrease the activity of the immune system
  • REMCYTA 500MG will be given to you in a hospital, under the supervision of a doctor
  • It may be given by injection (using a syringe) under the skin (subcutaneous) or into a vein (intravenous). It may also be given by infusion (drip) into a vein

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

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  • sore mouth, ulcers inside of the mouth
  • severe allergic reaction - sudden itchy rash (hives), swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, face, lips, mouth or throat (which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing)
  • symptoms of an infection e.g. fever, chills, aches or soreness when swallowing
  • unexpected bleeding e.g. bleeding gums, blood in urine or vomit, unexpected bruises
  • black tarry stools which may indicate bleeding in the digestive system
  • severe pain in the chest and difficulty breathing (this maybe a symptom of pericarditis)
  • severe pain in the abdomen (this may be a symptom of inflammation of the pancreas)
  • loss of vision, loss of sense of touch, mental disturbance or loss of ability to move normally
  • decrease in cells responsible for providing immunity, carrying oxygen around the body and for normal blood clotting shown as a reduction in the amount of red and white cells and platelets in the blood or abnormal red blood cells
  • loss of appetite
  • high levels of uric acid in your blood due to the breakdown of cancer cells
  • reduced consciousness, speaking difficulties, abnormal eye movements (nystagmus)
  • reversible effects on the eyes such as sore eyes with bleeding (haemorrhagic conjunctivitis), sensitivity to light (photophobia),watery or burning eyes and inflammation of the surface of the eye (cornea) (keratitis)
  • increased enzyme levels
  • reddening (erythema), blistering, rash, hives
  • inflammation (vasculitis)
  • hair loss
  • impaired / disturbed kidney function, problems passing urine
  • blood clots causing inflammation at the site of injection
  • lung infection
  • headache
  • numbness or weakness of the arms and legs, paralysis of the legs and lower body
  • inflammation of the sac that surrounds the heart
  • inflammation of the food pipe (oesophagus), ulcers in the food pipe
  • bowel cysts, severe bowel inflammation, serious infection of the membrane that lines the abdomen (peritonitis)
  • joint and muscle pain
  • inflammation at the site of injection
[RARE]
  • irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)
  • redness and itchy bumps on hands or legs, associated with inflammation of the sweat glands
Additional Information
Storage
[ADDITIONALINFORMATION]
  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children
  • Store at a room temperature of 15-25ºC
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