WHAT IS MITOMYCIN 2?
MITOMYCIN 2 contains Mitomycin which belongs to a group of medicines called anti-neoplastic agent
WHAT MITOMYCIN 2 IS USED FOR?
It is used as palliative cancer therapy (for the relief of symptoms) in:
Advanced metastatic stomach cancer (stomach carcinoma)
Advanced and/or metastatic breast cancer (breast carcinoma)
Cancer of the respiratory tract (non-small cell bronchial carcinoma)
Advanced cancer of the pancreas (pancreatic carcinoma)
It is also used for the prevention of a relapse in the case of superficial urinary bladder cancer after the ablation of tissue through the urethra (transurethral resection)
Tell your doctor if you are taking,
Anti-cancer drugs (used to treat cancer)
DIRECTIONS & FOR USE:
MITOMYCIN 2 must only be given by a doctor or nurse
It is intended to be used for injection or infusion into a blood vessel (intravenous use) or for introduction into the urinary bladder (intravesical instillation)
If you take more MITOMYCIN 2
If you have been accidentally given a higher dose you may experience symptoms such as fever, nausea, vomiting and blood disorders. Your doctor may give you supportive treatment for any symptoms that may occur
If you forget to take MITOMYCIN 2
If you miss your scheduled injection, contact your doctor or nurse
If you stop taking MITOMYCIN 2
Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor tells you to do so
Keep this medicine out of reach of children
Store at a room temperature of 15-25°C
Mitomycin C 2mg 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 2mg 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. click here : mitomycin
most common side effects
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.
USES OF MITOMYCIN C INJECTION
- Pancreatic cancer
- Breast cancer
- Non-small cell lung cancer
- Stomach cancer
BENEFITS OF MITOMYCIN C INJECTION
In Pancreatic cancer
Pancreas are very essential for digestion of whatever you eat and also for metabolism of blood sugar levels as they produce the body’s natural insulin.
This medicine will help to control pancreatic cancer, and will relieve the symptoms such as, lack of appetite or unexplained weight loss.
Injection helps to stop the action of those chemicals that aid in pancreatic cancer growth and spread. It will help you live a longer and healthier life.
In Breast cancer
Mitomycin C 2mg Injection helps to treat breast cancer and it may be used alone or in combination with other medicines or treatment modalities like chemotherapy.
It relieves the symptoms of breast cancer such as breast lumps, bloody discharge from nipples or changes in the shape or texture of the breast.
Mitomycin C 2mg Injection kills or stops the growth of cancer cells and also prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. Discuss with your doctor if any of the side effects bother you.
In Non-small cell lung cancer
Non-small cell lung cancer is one of the major kinds of lung cancer and it affects both smokers as well as non-smokers.
Injection helps treat non-small cell lung cancer and may be given alone or in combination with other medicines.
It is a potent and very toxic medicine and you should discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
You should avoid drinking alcohol while having this treatment and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
In Stomach cancer
These are of various kinds depending on the origin, affected area and severity of the cancer.
SIDE EFFECTS OF MITOMYCIN C INJECTION
Common side effects of Mitomycin C
- Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
- Decreased white blood cell count
- Increased bleeding tendency
- Loss of appetite
- Feeling of discomfort
- Low blood platelets
- Weight loss
HOW TO USE MITOMYCIN C INJECTION
HOW MITOMYCIN C INJECTION WORKS
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.
Use of Injection is not recommended in patients with end-stage kidney disease.
Use of Injection may not be recommended in some patients with liver disease.