ZYGEM 200mg Injection

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Drug Information for ZYGEM 200mg Injection

What is ZYGEM 200mg Injection used for?

ZYGEM 200mg Injection is an anti-cancer drug, which is often used in combination with other chemotherapeutic drugs. ZYGEM 200mg Injection is indicated for individuals with the following conditions:

  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Blood cancer
  • Bone cancer
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

ZYGEM 200mg Injection may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does ZYGEM 200mg Injection work?

ZYGEM 200mg Injection belongs to the class of drugs called anti-metabolites. The drug acts by interfering or blocking the DNA replication in the tumour cell. Thus, ZYGEM 200mg Injection prevents the proliferation and propagation of the cancer cells.

How to administer ZYGEM 200mg Injection ?

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

ZYGEM 200mg Injection is available in the form of an injection. Therefore, it should be administered only under medical supervision.

If you miss a dose of ZYGEM 200mg Injection , please consult your doctor immediately.

What are the drugs that interact with ZYGEM 200mg Injection ?

The drugs that interact with ZYGEM 200mg Injection are:

  • Clozapine
  • Infliximab
  • Leflunomide
  • Lomitapide
  • Mipomersen
  • Natalizumab
  • Teriflunomide

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 ZYGEM 200mg Injection ?

The following are the most common side effects of ZYGEM 200mg Injection :

  • Anaemia
  • Blood in urine
  • Blurred vision
  • Decreased white blood cell count
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Hair loss
  • Headache
  • Increased sweating
  • Joint pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Numbness
  • Reduced platelet count
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss

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

  • Painful urination
  • Shortness of breath
  • Skin rash
  • Syncope
  • Vaginal bleeding

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 administering ZYGEM 200mg Injection injection?

  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on ZYGEM 200mg Injection
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if the ZYGEM 200mg Injection causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Discontinuing the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Avoid ZYGEM 200mg Injection during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Both men and women should avoid planning for a child while on ZYGEM 200mg Injection medication or until six months after the therapy.

What should you tell your doctor before administering ZYGEM 200mg Injection injection?

  • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to ZYGEM 200mg Injection .
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform your doctor about the pre-existing heart problems or liver diseases.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently Asked Questions about ZYGEM 200mg Injection

  1. How should ZYGEM 200mg Injection be stored?
  2. ZYGEM 200mg Injection is stored at controlled room temperature (20-25OC). Keep the medicine away from direct sunlight.

  3. Should I follow any dietary restrictions while on ZYGEM 200mg Injection therapy?
  4. While using ZYGEM 200mg Injection , you must prefer low-salt diet as it may cause hypernatremia (increased serum sodium levels).

  5. Can I have vaccination while on ZYGEM 200mg Injection therapy?
  6. You must consult your doctor before taking any vaccination during the therapy.

  7. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking ZYGEM 200mg Injection ?
  8. Continuous monitoring of complete blood count is necessary, because ZYGEM 200mg Injection medication may alter the blood cell count.

  9. How long can I take ZYGEM 200mg Injection ?
  10. ZYGEM 200mg Injection should be used only for the prescribed period.


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