KEMOCARB 450MG INJECTION / VIAL

KEMOCARB 450MG INJECTION / VIAL

DESCRIPTION

PACKAGE

Overview and Usage

Brand name – Kemocarb

Generic name – Carboplatin

Manufacturer – Fresenius Kabi

Strength – 450mg/45ml

Dosage Form – Injection

Composition – Carboplatin

Indication – Lung Cancer

Storage – 20° – 25° C

Overview

Kemocarb 450mg injection is a chemotherapy medicine that is used for the treatment of small-cell lung cancer. It is also used in the treatment of ovarian cancer. The generic name of this medication is Carboplatin and it is an alkylating agent. Kemocarb 450mg/45ml vial should be injected only by a doctor or a trained nurse.

Pharmacodynamics

Kemocarb is an alkylating agent that primarily functions by incorporating alkyl groups into the nucleotides. This as a result leads to the formation of DNA fragments. In addition, also prevents the strands from separating during the synthesis. Therefore Kemocarb 450mg stops the growth and spreading of tumours.


SIDE EFFECT

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Sores in the mouth
  • Burning feeling in hands and feet
  • Hair loss
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Swelling of face, arms, and feet
  • Difficulty in hearing
  • Blisters and rashes at the injection site
  • Decrease in urine
  • Vision problems

DOSAGE

Kemocarb 450mg injection is a prescription-based medication that is given intravenously by a doctor and an experienced nurse.

Missed dose

It is advisable to avoid missing any dose of Kemocarb injection but in case you miss a dose consult your doctor immediately.

Overdose

In case of an overdose of Kemocarb 450mg /45ml, contact your doctor or any healthcare provider and seek medical attention immediately.

Warnings

  • Kemocarb vial can cause an allergic reaction in some patients thus it is necessary to read the complete composition list and consult the doctor in case of any ingredient that induces allergies.
  • Inform the doctor about all the vitamin supplements, herbal medications, and prescription and non-prescription drugs since Kemocarb 450mg can interact with it.
  • Kemocarb can cause harm to the fetus hence it is advisable to avoid pregnancy and breastfeeding during the treatment.
  • It is advisable to avoid alcohol consumption and driving while taking Kemocarb injection.
  • Inform the doctor about past medical conditions like bleeding problems or kidney disorders.
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