Cancer Injection

Bleomycin Lyophilized

Bleomycin is one of the cancer chemotherapy drugs, used for the treatment of different types of cancer including testicular cancer, prostate cancer, non Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma and cancers of the head and neck area. It slows down or stops the growth of cancer cell in your body. The Bleomycin is freely soluble in water and form a clear fluid after being dissolved in water.


Dosage 15 units

How it is Administered
  • In the form of drip (infusion) through a fine tube into the vein, usually for 20 to 30 minutes. It may also be given through a central line of which is inserted under the skin into a vein near the collarbone or through a PICC line, which is inserted into a vein in the crook of the arm
  • By injection into a large muscle (IM), a vein, or rarely under the skin (Subcutaneously)
  • Injected through a chest drain after drainage of a plural effusion. The fluid builds up between the two layers of the lung, thereby stopping plural effusion from recurring.
Side Effects
Medicine and their side effects may affect individual persons in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. If you notice or experience any of the following side effects please discuss it with your doctor or chemotherapy nurse.
  • Fever and chills
  • Skin changes ( Rashes or itchy skin)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Tiredness and feeling weak
  • Mouth sores and ulcers
  • Taste changes
  • Ridging of nails
  • Hair loss
  • Changes to the lung
Precautions
Must tell your doctor about your medical history and different medication that you take. Discuss your fertility and conception with your doctor before starting the treatment. Avoid pregnancy or becoming father during the course of the treatment, or at least after a month

Carboplatin

Carboplatin, a cancer chemotherapy drug, is commonly used for the treatment of ovarian and lung cancer, along with many other forms of prostate cancer. The chemotherapy drugs for prostate cancer consists of an atom of metal platinum that has great potential of damaging cancer cells.

Dosage :
Carboplatin
  • Carboplatin 50mg/5ml
  • Carboplatin 150mg/15ml
  • Carboplatin 450mg/45ml
Carboplatin Lyophilized
  • Carboplatin Lyophilized 50mg
  • Carboplatin Lyophilized 150mg
  • Carboplatin Lyophilized 450mg
How it is Administered
  • Carboplatin is usually given as an infusion into the vein (Intravenous, IV)
  • Through a central line, which is inserted under the skin into a vein near the collarbone or intra-peritoneal, directly into the peritoneal cavity in the abdomen
Side Effects
Some of the side effects that a person might experience while using Carboplatin are as follows. If you experience any of the following side effect immediately contact your doctor or chemotherapy nurse.
  • Lowered resistance to infection
  • Bruising or bleeding
  • Anemia
  • Feeling sick (nausea) and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Tiredness and feeling weak
  • Numbness or tingling in hands or feet
  • Diarrhea
Precautions
  • Tell your doctor about the prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially aspirin
  • Carboplatin may interfere with the normal menstrual cycle (period) in women and may stop production in men. Discuss about your fertility with the doctor before starting the treatment
  • Avoid pregnancy or becoming a father while taking chemotherapy treatment

Cisplatin

Cisplatin is a platinum based chemotherapy drugs used for the treatment of various types of cancers, including testicular, bladder, lung, gullet (esophagus), stomach and ovarian cancers. The drug is used to slow down or completely stop the growth of cancer cells in the body.

Dosage :Cisplatin 10mg/10ml, Cisplatin 50mg/50mlHow it is Administered
  • In the form of drip (infusion) through a fine tube into the vein, usually for 20 to 30 minutes
  • Through a central line of which is inserted under the skin into a vein near the collarbone or through a PICC line, which is inserted into a vein in the crook of the arm
Side Effects
There are various side effect associated with Cisplatin that are predictable in terms of onset and duration. However, in case you experience any of the side effects, immediately discuss it with your doctor or chemotherapy nurse.
  • Lowered resistance to infection
  • Bruising or bleeding
  • Anemia
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Allergic reaction
Precautions
  • Inform your doctor about other medications you are take including over-the-counter, vitamins or herbal remedies
  • Do not take aspirin or products containing aspirin they can have serious interaction
  • Advisable to discuss about any plans of having pregnancy with the doctor before starting the treatment
  • Cisplatin has a potential to damage developing foetus causing serious birth defect. Hence, it is advised to use a reliable contraceptive recommended by your doctor

Cyclophosphamide

Cyclophosphamide is a chemotherapy drug, used to treat variety of cancer including lymphomas; cancers of the ovary, breast and bladder; and a type of leukemia known as chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. It stops the growth and division of cancer cells by sticking into the end of the cancer cell's DNA strands. 

Dosage : Cyclophosphamide 200mg, Cyclophosphamide 500mg, Cyclophosphamide 1000mg

How it is Administered
  • Cyclophosphamide is usually directly injected into the veins ( intravenous) through a fine tube, cannula
  • By drip (intravenous infusion) through a cannula or line.
  • It is also available in tablet form that may be administered orally
Side Effects
The prostate cancer drugs is associated with some of the side effects that an individual may experience during the treatment. The medicine responds differently to different individual according their immune system and the type of cancer they are suffering from. If you experience any of the following side effects please contact your doctor immediately.
  • Lowered resistance to infection
  • Bruising or bleeding
  • Anemia
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Irritation of the bladder lining
  • Hair loss
  • Your liver may be temporarily affected
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin changes
Precautions
  • Contact your nurse or doctor in case you experience hot flushes, dizziness, a strange taste and a feeling of having a blocked nose when the drug is being administered
  • Tell your doctor about the other medicines your are using, including OTC medicines and herbal supplements
  • It is important to discuss about your fertility with the doctor before starting the treatment
  • It is not advisable to become pregnant or father during the course of treatment
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