Posid 50mg Capsule

Introduction

Posid 50mg Capsule is used to treat different cancers of lung, and testicles. It is also sometimes used to treat some other kinds of cancer in both men and women. It can be used on its own, or sometimes given together with certain other medicines as part of combination chemotherapy.

Posid 50mg Capsule should be taken on an empty stomach, but take it at the same time to get the most benefit. It should be taken as your doctor’s advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you. It can lower your immunity, hence maintain distance from people suffering from cold and any other infection.

The most common side effect of this medicine includes low blood platelets, vomiting, nausea, hair loss, and anemia (low number of red blood cells).  If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. It is important to use effective contraception to avoid getting pregnant or fathering a child during treatment.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have liver or kidney disease, or if have been on radiation therapy. 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. Your doctor may check you for blood cells and liver functioning while taking this medicine.

Uses of Posid Capsule

  • Small cell lung cancer
  • Testicular cancer

Side effects of Posid Capsule

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 Posid

  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets)
  • Decreased white blood cell count
  • Diarrhea
  • Hair loss
  • Liver damage
  • Low blood platelets
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
  • Vomiting

How to use Posid Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Posid 50mg Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.

How Posid Capsule works

Posid 50mg Capsule is an anti-cancer medication. It works by suppressing the activity of an enzyme (topoisomerase II) involved in DNA multiplication of the cancer cells. 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 Posid 50mg Capsule. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Posid 50mg Capsule 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
Posid 50mg Capsule is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.

Driving

SAFE
Posid 50mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.

Kidney

CAUTION
Posid 50mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Posid 50mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Posid 50mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with end-stage kidney disease.

Liver

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