Mitomycin Injection: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Composition & More - Zoylo
INFORMATION ABOUT MITOMYCIN
MITOMYCIN belongs to the class of anticancer drugs. MITOMYCIN is used in the treatment of various cancers such as breast cancer, panceratic cancer, non-small cell lung cancer and stomach cancer.
• Decreased white blood cells count
• Shortness of breath
It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR MITOMYCIN
• Do not self-administer. MITOMYCIN will be given by registered nurse or health care professional.
• MITOMYCIN will be given intravenously. You will be given the treatment under the supervision of a healthcare professional.
• Your doctor will advise you to get laboratory tests done before and during the treatment for evaluating your health condition.
• MITOMYCIN is usually not recommended to children under 18 years of age.
• You are recommended to drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration.
• Pregnant women or woman trying to conceive are recommended to avoid taking MITOMYCIN because it may be harmful to unborn baby.
• You may experience severe nausea and vomiting during or after the treatment. Take medicines accordingly as advised by your doctor.
• Notify your doctor if you are undergoing radiotherapy because it may cause radiation reactions.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How does MITOMYCIN work?
A. MITOMYCIN belongs to a class of anti-cancer drugs. MITOMYCIN works by lowering or arresting the cell growth by interfering with genetic material (DNA & RNA) of cancerous cells, which are important for cell division and survival. Inhibition of genetic material leads to cell death, thereby treats various cancers.
Q. Is MITOMYCIN safe for use during pregnancy?
A. No, MITOMYCIN is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it may increase the risk of birth defects. Therefore, both female and male patients are recommended to take proper contraceptive measures to avoid pregnancy while taking MITOMYCIN and for minimum 6 months after completion of treatment. However, consult a doctor before taking MITOMYCIN.
Q. Can I take MITOMYCIN with clozapine (antipsychotic drug)?
A. No, you are recommended not to take MITOMYCIN with clozapine because combination of both may suppress bone marrow function and affect blood cell counts. So, check with your doctor before taking any medicines.
Q. Can MITOMYCIN cause infections?
A. Yes, MITOMYCIN may cause infections as MITOMYCIN can decrease the white blood cells count. White blood cells are involved in protecting the body against foreign organisms causing infections.
Q. Does MITOMYCIN cause bleeding?
A. Yes, MITOMYCIN increases the risk of bleeding as it decreases the platelets count. Check with your doctor immediately, if you observe bruises or bleeding as they might be the symptoms of decreased platelets count.