Mitomycin C 40mg Injection

Mitomycin C 40mg Injection

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Introduction

Mitomycin C 40mg Injection is used in the treatment of certain kinds of cancer of pancreas, breast, lung, and stomach. It can be used alone or in combination with some medicines as part of combination chemotherapy. It works by interfering with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed.

Mitomycin C 40mg Injection is given as an injection into vein under the supervision of a doctor and should not be self-administered. 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 anemia (low number of red blood cells), decreased white blood cell count, increased bleeding tendency, loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting.  If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them.

Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have medical conditions involving blood, kidney, and liver or if you are suffering from any breathing disorder.  This medicine is known to reduce the number of blood cells in your blood thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with kidney, liver and heart function during treatment with this medicine. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.

Side effects of Mitomycin C 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 Mitomycin C

  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Decreased white blood cell count
  • Increased bleeding tendency
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Feeling of discomfort
  • Low blood platelets
  • Weight loss
  • Rash

How to use Mitomycin C Injection

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

How Mitomycin C Injection works

Mitomycin C 40mg 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

UNSAFE
Mitomycin C 40mg Injection may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.

Pregnancy

UNSAFE
Mitomycin C 40mg Injection is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor’s advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.

Breastfeeding

CAUTION
Mitomycin C 40mg Injection should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.

Driving

UNSAFE
Mitomycin C 40mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Mitomycin C 40mg Injection may cause nausea and vomiting and thereby reduce your reaction times to such an extent that the ability to drive a motor vehicle is impaired.

Kidney

CAUTION
Mitomycin C 40mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Mitomycin C 40mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Mitomycin C 40mg Injection is not recommended in patients with end-stage kidney disease.

Liver

CAUTION
Mitomycin C 40mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Mitomycin C 40mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Mitomycin C 40mg Injection may not be recommended in some patients with liver disease.