Hycamtin 1mg Tablet (Topotecan)
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||India|
|PACKAGING||10 tablets in 1 strip|
|MANUFACTURER||Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd|
Hycamtin 1mg Tablet (Topotecan) is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer. It shows its working by stopping or slowing down the growth of cancer cells.
Hycamtin 1mg Tablet (Topotecan) can be taken with or without food, but better to have it at the same time every day. 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.
The most common side effects of this medicine include tiredness, vomiting, weakness, nausea, and abdominal pain. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells (decrease red blood and white blood cells) in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Inform your doctor if you notice fever, chills, sore throat, and severe diarrhea. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with heart, liver, and blood uric acid levels. It is advised to stay hydrated while taking this medicine, to overcome diarrhea.
Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have heart disease, liver, or kidney problems or are taking any medicines to treat infections. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.
USES OF HYCAMTIN TABLET
- Ovarian cancer
BENEFITS OF HYCAMTIN TABLET
In Ovarian cancer
SIDE EFFECTS OF HYCAMTIN TABLET
Common side effects of Hycamtin
- Abdominal pain
- Decreased white blood cell count
- Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets)
HOW TO USE HYCAMTIN TABLET
HOW HYCAMTIN TABLET WORKS
Hycamtin 1mg Tablet can make you feel tired and this may affect your ability to drive.
Use of Hycamtin 1mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with end-stage kidney disease.