What is Posid 50 mg Capsule?
Posid 50mg Capsule is used to treat different cancers of lung, and testicles. It is also sometimes used to treat some other kinds of cancer in both men and women. It can be used on its own, or sometimes given together with certain other medicines as part of combination chemotherapy.
Posid 50mg Capsule should be taken on an empty stomach, but take it at the same time to get the most benefit. It should be taken as your doctor’s advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you. It can lower your immunity, hence maintain distance from people suffering from cold and any other infection.
The most common side effect of this medicine includes low blood platelets, vomiting, nausea, hair loss, and anemia (low number of red blood cells). If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. It is important to use effective contraception to avoid getting pregnant or fathering a child during treatment.
Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have liver or kidney disease, or if have been on radiation therapy. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Your doctor may check you for blood cells and liver functioning while taking this medicine.
Benefits of Posid 50 mg Capsule
How to use Posid 50 mg Capsule?
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Posid 50mg Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.
How to work Posid 50 mg Capsule?
Posid 50mg Capsule is an anti-cancer medication. It works by suppressing the activity of an enzyme (topoisomerase II) involved in DNA multiplication of the cancer cells. This slows the growth of cancer cells and eventually kills them.
Side effect Posid 50 mg Capsule
- Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
- Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets)
- Decreased white blood cell count
- Hair loss
- Liver damage
- Low blood platelets
- Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
1. How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
2. How long do the effects of this medicine last?
The amount of time for which Posid 50 mg Capsule remains active in your body is not clinically established.