What is Oxitan 50 mg Injection?
Oxitan 50mg Injection is used in the treatment of cancer of the colon and rectum. It shows its works by stopping or slowing down the growth of cancer cells.
Oxitan 50mg Injection is given as an injection into a vein by a qualified medical professional. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.
Nausea, fatigue, vomiting, and diarrhea are some common side effects of this medicine. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells (decrease red blood and white blood cells) in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. It may cause some serious allergic reaction, inform your doctor if you notice sore lips or mouth ulcers, rash, itching and difficulty breathing. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with heart, liver, and blood uric acid levels.
Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have heart disease, liver, or kidney problems or are taking any medicines to treat infections. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. It makes men infertile, hence men should take doctor advice about the freezing of sperm before the treatment. You must avoid driving after taking this medicine as it may cause dizziness.
Benefits of Oxitan 50 mg Injection
How to use Oxitan 50 mg Injection?
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self-administer.
How to work Oxitan 50 mg Injection?
Oxitan 50mg Injection is an anti-cancer medication. It works by damaging the genetic material (DNA and RNA) of the cancer cells which stops their growth and multiplication.
What if you forget to take Oxitan 50 mg Injection?
If you miss a dose of Oxitan 50mg Injection, please consult your doctor.
Side effect of Oxitan 50 mg Injection
- Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
- Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
- Low blood platelets
- Increased liver enzymes
- Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)
- Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)