Zodox 50mg Injection

Zodox 50mg Injection

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Introduction

Zodox 50mg Injection is used in the treatment of various types of cancers of blood, breast, lung, ovaries and soft tissues. It can be used on its own, or sometimes given together with certain other medicines as part of combination chemotherapy.

It is given as a drip or infusion 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 both male and female to use reliable contraception during the treatment.

The most common side effects of this medicine include vomiting, allergic reaction, nausea, mouth sore, and hair loss.  If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. It is known to reduce the number of blood cells in your blood thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Infections can sometimes be life threatening. Regular blood tests are required to monitor your blood cells along with kidney, liver and heart function during treatment with this medicine.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have severe liver or heart related problems, or if you are pregnant, or breastfeeding.  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.

Uses of Zodox Injection

Side effects of Zodox 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 Zodox

  • Vomiting
  • Allergic reaction
  • Nausea
  • Mouth sore
  • Hair loss
  • Stomach pain
  • Eye disorder
  • Increased thirst
  • Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeats)
  • Nail disorder

How to use Zodox Injection

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

How Zodox Injection works

Zodox 50mg Injection is an anti-cancer medication. It works by suppressing the activity of an enzyme (topoisomerase II) involved in DNA multiplication of the cancer cells. It also forms harmful chemicals (free radicals) which cause DNA damage. This slows the growth of cancer cells and eventually kills them.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

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

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zodox 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

UNSAFE
Zodox 50mg Injection is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Zodox 50mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As there is a frequent occurrence of nausea and vomiting with Zodox 50mg Injection so driving should be discouraged.

Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zodox 50mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Zodox 50mg Injection is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease.

Liver

CAUTION
Zodox 50mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zodox 50mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.