Description Veenat 400 mg
Veenat 400 mg Tablet is an anticancer medicine. It is used to treat and prevent the growth of certain types of cancers of your blood cells, stomach, intestine, bone marrow, and skin. This medicine works by stopping the growth of cancer cells and preventing them from spreading to other parts of your body.
Veenat 400 mg Tablet shows side effects like skin rash, weight gain, diarrhoea, headache, loss of appetite, vomiting, stomach pain, and hair loss. Your hair grows back after the treatment and other side effects may subside on their own. If the side effects bother you or persist for a longer duration, consult your doctor. Do not perform activities that require mental alertness (such as driving or operating heavy machinery) after taking this medicine, as it may cause dizziness and drowsiness.
Veenat 400 mg Tablet may be taken with a meal to avoid stomach irritation. Avoid drinking grapefruit juice with this medicine as it may increase the risk of side effects. Do not take more than the prescribed dose. The dosage and duration of this medicine are decided by your doctor based on the severity of your condition. Take this medicine at the same time every day to avoid any missed dose. In case of overdose consult your doctor immediately.
Veenat 400 mg Tablet should not be used if you are allergic to it. Inform your doctor if you have kidney, liver, and heart diseases. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy, or are breastfeeding.
Uses of Veenat 400 mg Tablet
What is it prescribed for?
Blood cancer occurs when abnormal blood cells start growing uncontrollably. This cancer starts in the bone marrow, a tissue in the bone where blood cells are produced. Veenat 400 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of various types of blood cancers.
- Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is a skin cancer that begins in the middle layer of your skin. The cells grows and forms a lump on the surface of your skin. Veenat 400 mg Tablet is used to treat this skin cancer.
- Gastrointestinal stromal tumor
Veenat 400 mg Tablet is used to treat gastrointestinal stromal tumour, cancer that starts in the walls of your stomach and intestine.
Veenat 400 mg Tablet is an anti-cancer medication. A protein enzyme, bcr-abl tyrosine kinase, responsible for the growth of abnormal proliferation of cancer cells. This medicine inhibits the proliferation and induces apoptosis (planned cell death) in bcr-abl positive cells (cancer cells). This is how it works to stop or slow the spread of cancer.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next scheduled dose, then skip the missed dose. Contact your doctor for further instructions if you miss more than one scheduled dose of this medicine.
Never take more than the prescribed dose. Contact your doctor or seek immediate medical attention if an overdose with this medicine is suspected.
Take Veenat 400 mg Tablet with a meal to avoid stomach irritation Take Veenat 400 mg Tablet exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Avoid taking this medicine in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Avoid the discontinuaton of this medicine without consulting your doctor. You may require frequent blood tests and liver function tests while taking this medicine. You may also require frequent follow-ups with your doctor to check the progress of treatment. Avoid the exposure to direct sunlight. Use protective clothing and sunscreen while going out in the sun.
Side effects of Veenat 400 mg tablet
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
- Common side effects of Veenat
- Edema (swelling)
- Muscle cramp
- Musculoskeletal (bone, muscle or joint) pain
- Abdominal pain
1.Can Veenat 400 mg Tablet be taken with food?
Yes, the best way to take it is with a glass of water and food. This prevents irritation in the food pipe and stomach. If you cannot swallow it, put the tablets in a glass of water or apple juice (approximately 50 ml for a 100 mg tablet and 200 ml for a 400 mg tablet). Stir it with a spoon to make it uniform and drink it immediately.
2.Is it safe to drive while takingVeenat 400 mg Tablet?
Veenat 400 Tablet may cause dizziness, lightheadedness or drowsiness in some people. Make sure you know how you react to it before you drive a car or operate machinery.
3.What precautions need to be followed while taking Veenat 400 mg Tablet?
While taking Veenat 400 Tablet, make sure you follow all the instructions given by your doctor, carefully and keep all appointments. You will need regular follow-up to ensure that the treatment is working. Regular blood tests, weight checks, and urine tests may be required to find out any side effects before it becomes serious.
Make sure you use a method of contraception to prevent pregnancy during treatment with Veenat 400 Tablet. Tell your doctor immediately if you become pregnant while you are taking this medicine. If you are about to start taking any new medicine, remind your doctor that you are taking Veenat 400 Tablet.
4.Ever since I started using Veenat 400 mg Tablet, I have noticed that I develop rashes and severe itching when I have sun exposure. Is it because of the medicine or the disease?
This medicine may make your skin much more sensitive to sunlight than it normally is. Exposure to sunlight may cause skin rash, itching, redness or severe sunburn. When you are outdoors, wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. If you feel a burning sensation on your skin, tell your doctor.
5.The doctor has advised me not to take any medicine on my own while taking Veenat 400 mg Tablet. Should I consult my doctor even if I need to take paracetamol for my fever?
Yes, there are a number of medicines which interfere with Veenat 400 Tablet, including paracetamol. Therefore you should not self medicate while taking Veenat 400 Tablet.
Other medicines which interfere with Veenat 400 Tablet include cyclosporin, dexamethasone (a steroid), warfarin, antiviral medicines which treat AIDS and some medicines which treat bacterial infections, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart problems, and mental disorders and depression.
Consult your doctor before taking any medicine, and inform him that you are on Veenat 400 Tablet therapy.
6.What precautions need to be followed while taking Veenat 400 mgTablet?
While taking Veenat 400 Tablet, make sure you follow all the instructions given by your doctor, carefully and keep all appointments.
You will need regular follow-up to ensure that the treatment is working. Regular blood tests, weight checks, and urine tests may be required to find out any side effects before it becomes serious. Make sure you use a method of contraception to prevent pregnancy during treatment with Veenat 400 Tablet.
Tell your doctor immediately if you become pregnant while you are taking this medicine. If you are about to start taking any new medicine, remind your doctor that you are taking Veenat 400 Tablet.
7.Can I expect that if I take Veenat 400 mg Tablet regularly and as advised by the doctor for CML, I will be cured?
Veenat 400 Tablet has proved effective in many cases of CML. It is also noticed that the chances of survival increase after taking this medicine. The doctor who is treating CML can tell you better. The doctor will analyze your current state, blood test results, response to treatment, any other medical illness which you may be having, etc. and tell you.