Brand Name: Azalpho
Generic Name: Azacitidine lyophilized
Composition: Azacitidine lyophilized
Indication: Blood cancer
Storage: Store at room temperature
Azalpho (Azacitidine lyophilized) injection is used in the treatment of MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome). It belongs to a group of medications known as antimetabolites and it is used to treat some kinds of blood cancer. This medication works by blocking the activity of an enzyme and stop the growth of cancer cells. It is important to take Azalpho injection as prescribed by your doctor. This medication is given as an infusion into your vein under the supervision of a healthcare provider. The recommended dose of Azalpho injection is decided by a doctor according to your previous medical condition and response to the treatment.
Azacitidine lyophilized is believed to exert its antineoplastic effects by causing hypomethylation of DNA and direct cytotoxicity on abnormal hematopoietic cells in the bone marrow. The concentration of azacitidine required for maximum inhibition of DNA methylation in vitro does not cause major suppression of DNA synthesis. After the administration, the effect of this medication can be observed immediately.
Azalpho injection is an anti-cancer medication that interferes with the growth of DNA and RNA of the cancer cells and stops them from multiplying. This medication is used to treat myelodysplastic syndrome (in which bone marrow produces abnormal blood cells). Do not self-administer Azalpho injection. It is advised not to change your dosing schedule without taking suggestions from your doctor. Avoid drinking alcohol while having treatment with this medication. If you experience any signs and symptoms while receiving Azalpho injection, inform your doctor immediately. Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated. Regular monitoring of liver and kidney function is required during treatment with this medication.
Azalpho injection can interact with other medications and it may increase the risk for side effects. Don’t forget to disclose and discuss your previous medical history with the doctor.
This medicine may cause some common side effects. Discuss the risks and benefits of Azalpho injection with the doctor before starting the treatment.
Note - immediately contact your healthcare provider if any side effects occur
Take this injection as prescribed by your doctor. Your healthcare provider will give you Azalpho injection according to your medical condition.
Before starting treatment with Azalpho medicine, please inform your doctor about your previous medical history. If you experience any signs and symptoms while receiving this medication, do not ignore those symptoms because it may lead to higher risk.
Warnings for female
This medication may increase the risk of anemia.
Regular monitoring of kidney and liver function is required during treatment with this medication.
Azalpho (Azacitidine lyophilized) injection increases the risk of tumor lysis syndrome.
Inform your doctor if you experience any side effects like- nausea, fever, sore throat, headache, diarrhea, blurred vision, vomiting, swollen glands, etc.
Do not drive or operate heavy machinery.
Do not self-administer.
Not safe for pregnant women.
Do not breastfeed while receiving this medication.
Q1. What is Azalpho (Azacitidine lyophilized)?
Ans. This medication is used to treat MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome). It is an anti-cancer medication that interferes with the growth of DNA and RNA of the cancer cells and stops them from multiplying.
Q2. How does Azalpho work?
Ans. Azalpho (Azacitidine lyophilized) injection works by blocking the activity of an enzyme and stop the growth of cancer cells.
Q3. What are the side effects?
Ans. Some common side effects are:- Loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, fever, chest pain, fast heartbeat, etc.
Q4. What should I avoid while receiving this medication?
Ans. Avoid contact with people who have infections and follow the advice of your healthcare provider about any restrictions on food and other activities.
Q5. How to take this medicine?
Ans. It is advisable to not self-administer Azalpho (Azacitidine lyophilized) injection. Your healthcare provider will give you this injection according to your medical condition.
Q6. What are the storage conditions?
Ans. Store this medicine at room temperature. Keep it away from direct heat and light.
Q7. Can I consume alcohol while taking Azalpho injection?
Ans. Please consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.
Q8. What happens if I miss a dose?
Ans. If you miss a scheduled dose of Azalpho injection, contact your doctor immediately.
Q9. In what strength is it available?
Ans. Azalpho injection is available in the strength of 100mg.
Q10. Can I take this medicine during pregnancy?
Ans. This medication is not recommended during pregnancy.
Q11. What are the self-care tips?
Ans. Keep yourself hydrated and maintain good nutrition.
Q12. Does this medicine affect liver function?
Ans. Please consult your doctor before consuming this drug.
Q13. Can I drive after taking this medicine?
Ans. Azalpho injection may decrease your ability to drive or affect your vision. Do not drive if any symptoms occur.