INTRODUCTION of Xpreza 100 mg Injection
Xpreza 100 mg Injection is used in the treatment of some kinds of blood cancer. It is used for the treatment of adult patients with all subtypes of Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). It may be also used to treat other conditions, as determined by the doctor.
Xpreza 100 mg Injection is given as an injection under the medical supervision of a doctor. 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 in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.
The most common side effects of this medicine include injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness), vomiting, weakness, and nausea. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. You must inform your doctor before taking any vaccination while on treatment with this medicine. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with the heart, liver, and kidney.
Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have 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 doctor know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
Uses Of Xpreza 100 mg Injection
In Blood cancer
Blood cancer, also called leukemia, is a cancer of the blood-forming tissues, that decreases the body’s ability to fight infection. Xpreza 100 mg a Injection kills or stops the growth of cancer cells and also prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. It is a potent and very toxic medicine and you should discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. You should avoid drinking alcohol while having this treatment and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
In Treatment of Myelodysplastic syndrome
Xpreza 100 mg Injection is used to treat myelodysplastic syndrome, a group of conditions in which the bone marrow produces blood cells that are abnormal in structure and function, and does not produce enough healthy blood cells. Xpreza 100 mg Injection kills or stops the growth of cancer cells and also prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. It is an effective, yet very toxic medicine and you should discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. You should avoid drinking alcohol while having this treatment and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Xpreza 100 mg Injection works
Xpreza 100 mg Injection is an anticancer medication. It works by interfering with the growth of genetic material (DNA and RNA) of the cancer cells in leukaemia. This kills the cancer cells and helps in normal maturation and growth of young blood cells in the bone marrow.
Xpreza 100mg Injection contains Azacitidine 100mg is an anti-cancer medication, DNA Methylation Inhibitor. It produces its action by causing DNA and RNA base pairs to incorporate with and inhibit methyltransferase and causes cytotoxic effects in the bone marrow which causes suppression which results in cell death. Thus, treats and cures abnormal cancer cells.
Xpreza 100 mg Powder for Injection is used to treat blood/bone marrow disorders. This drug encourages antineoplastic function by blocking DNA methyltransferace at reduced concentration, resulting in DNA hypomethylation and direct cytotoxicity in disputed hematopoietic cells in the bone marrow through its administration into DNA and RNA at high concentration, thereby causing cell death.
How to take Xpreza 100 mg Injection
Xpreza 100mg Injection comes in a liquid for intravenous and subcutaneous use only. It is injected by a health care professional in doctor clinics, hospitals. Use the injection as prescribed by your doctor. Do not discontinue the medicine when you feel better kindly consult together with your doctor.
Side effects of Xpreza 100 mg Injection
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 Xpreza 100mg
- Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
- Decreased potassium level in blood
1.Does Xpreza 100mg Injection cause hair loss?
No, the use of this medicine does not cause hair loss
2.What lab tests are important before starting the Xpreza 100mg Injection?
Your doctor will advise you to take blood pressure, thyroid function, kidney function, liver, and pancreatic function tests, complete blood count, urine test
3.What if I don’t get better after using the Xpreza 100mg Injection?
Kindly consult with your doctor even you didn’t feel well after completing the full course of treatment