Lipodox 50mg Injection

Introduction

Lipodox 50mg Injection is used in the treatment of some kinds of cancer. It is also used in the treatment of breast cancer, where there is an increased cardiac risk. It can be used on its own, or sometimes given together with certain other medicines as part of combination chemotherapy.

Lipodox 50mg Injection can be used in both adults and children. It is given as injection into vein with extreme caution 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 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. It makes contraceptive pills less effective, so it advised to use reliable contraception during and after 6 months of the treatment.

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, rash, weakness, low blood platelets. If they do not go away or get worse, tell your doctor. There may be ways of preventing or reducing these effects. It is very strong medicine and some people may develop serious side effects while taking it. This medicine may lead to problems with your blood, liver or heart. Your doctor will advise you regular blood tests to check for these.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have liver disease. 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.

Uses of Lipodox Injection

  • Cancer

Side effects of Lipodox 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 Lipodox

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Rash
  • Weakness
  • Low blood platelets
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Constipation
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
  • Diarrhea
  • Painful blisters on hands and feet

How to use Lipodox Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Lipodox Injection works

Lipodox 50mg Injection is an anti-cancer medication. It works by damaging the genetic material (DNA) of the cancer cells and stops their growth and multiplication.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Lipodox 50mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lipodox 50mg Injection 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 some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Lipodox 50mg Injection during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.

Driving

UNSAFE
Lipodox 50mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lipodox 50mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Lipodox 50mg Injection is recommended.
Caution is advised in patients with severe kidney disease as the information available is limited for use of this medicine in these patients.

Liver

CAUTION
Lipodox 50mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lipodox 50mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Lipodox 50mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.