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It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Cytabin. Please consult your doctor.
Cytabin is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in s... View More
Cytabin is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Cytabin may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Cytabin is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Cytabin is recommended. However, talk to your doctor if you have any under... View More
There is limited information available on the use of Cytabin in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor. Because of the limited informat... View More
Cytabin is used to treat some kinds of cancers of blood. It may be also used to treat other conditions, as determined by the doctor. It is sometimes use... View More
Uses of Cytabin
- Blood cancer
Side effects of Cytabin
- Skin ulcer
- Hair loss
- Abdominal pain
- Anal ulcers
- Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
- Decreased white blood cell count
- Abnormal liver function
- Low blood platelets
- Mouth ulcer
- Mouth sore
- Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
How to use Cytabin
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Cytabin works
Cytabin interferes with the growth of DNA and RNA of the cancer cells by substituting their building blocks. It prevents the cancer cells from growing a... View More
- Use a reliable contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy while you are taking this medicine.
- Inform your doctor immediately if you notice any signs of infection such as fever, sore throat, rash or severe diarrhea.
Acute myeloid leukaemia, acute lymphocytic leukaemia (ALL), lymphomas, Leukaemic meningitis
IV Administration Rapid IV, infusion over 1-3 hr, or SC intrathecal Has been administered by IM & continuous SC infusion IT: Patient should lie fla... View More
Acute Nonlymphocytic Leukemia IV administration for remission induction 100-200 mg/sq.meter/day for 5-10 days; begin second course in 2-4 weeks after ... View More
Hypersensitivity; pregnancy and lactation.
Mode of Action
Cytarabine acts by interfering with DNA synthesis specifically at the S-phase of the cell cycle. It is a potent myelosuppressant and requires careful ha... View More
Hepatic and renal dysfunction, severe infections, preexisting drug-induced bone marrow suppression. Monitor WBC, platelet counts and blood uric acid fre... View More
1-10% Anorexia,Nausea,Vomiting,Diarrhea,Oral/anal inflammation,Thrombophlebitis,Bleeding,Myelosuppression,Rash,Fever,Hepatic dysfunction Frequency N... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy Category: D Lactation: not known if excreted in breast milk, avoid
May reduce efficacy of gentamicin, digoxin and flucytosine. Potentially Fatal: Potentiates bone marrow depression with radiotherapy and other myeloto... View More
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More