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It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Cytocarb. Please consult your doctor.
Cytocarb 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 ... View More
Cytocarb is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Cytocarb may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Cytocarb should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cytocarb may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Cyto... View More
Cytocarb is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Cytocarb may not be needed in t... View More
Cytocarb is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer and small cell lung cancer. It shows its working by stopping or slowing down the growth of cancer ce... View More
Uses of Cytocarb
- Ovarian cancer
- Small cell lung cancer
Side effects of Cytocarb
- Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
- Low blood platelets
- Increased liver enzymes
- Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
- Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
- Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)
How to use Cytocarb
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Cytocarb works
Cytocarb is an anti-cancer medication. It works by damaging the genetic material (DNA and RNA) of the cancer cells which stops their growth and multipli... View More
What if you forget to take Cytocarb?
If you miss a dose of Cytocarb, please consult your doctor.
- It is given as an injection into the veins under the supervision of a doctor.
Ovarian carcinoma, Lung cancer
IV Preparation Single-dose lyophilized powder (reconstitution require) Reconstitute powder with sterile water for injection, D5W, or 0.9% NaCl to yiel... View More
Intravenous Small cell lung cancer; Advanced ovarian carcinoma Adult: IV As single agent in treatment-naive patients: 400 mg/m2; As single agent in ... View More
Solid tumor 300-600 mg/m² IV q4Weeks Sarcoma (bone/soft tissue) 400 mg/m²/day for 2 days every 21 days Brain tumor 175 mg/m² qWeek x 4 weeks w... View More
Renal impairment: CrCl (ml/min) >40 Recommended dose: 400 mg/m2. 20-39 Recommended dose: 250 mg/m2.
Previous allergy; pregnancy, lactation; allergy to other platinum compounds; severe bone marrow depression; significant bleeding, aluminium containing n... View More
Mode of Action
Carboplatin is an alkylating agent which binds covalently to DNA. It modifies the cell cycle by interfering with DNA structure and function.
Neonates; diminished renal function; neurotoxicity; liver function impairment. Lactation: not known if excreted in breast milk; do not nurse
>10% Leukopenia (26-97%),Neutropenia (21-96%),Nausea (81-93%),Vomiting (81-93%),Anemia (14-90%),Magnesium loss (43-61%),Thrombocytopenia (33-66%),Alope... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy Category: D Lactation: not known if excreted in breast milk; do not nurse
Increased risk of ototoxicity when used with aminoglycosides.
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