Brand Name: Carbotero
Generic Name: Carboplatin
Manufacturer: Hetero drugs ltd.
Dosage Form: Injection.
Strength : 450mg / 450ml
Packaging Size: 1 vial
Indication: Ovarian, bladder, lung, head and neck, bone marrow, breast cancer.
Storage Condition: Store in a cool and dry place.
CARBOTERO 450mg injection is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer and small cell lung cancer. This injection contains some anti-cancer agents which are useful in the treatment of cancer in the female reproductive system. It is platinum-based chemotherapy used to treat cancer.
It is also used to treat certain cancers ( lung, head, and neck, bladder, breast, endometrial, esophageal, and cervical). Taking it in the wrong way may cause severe side effects. Please consult your doctor while taking this injection.
USAGE OF CARBOTERO
It is an anti-cancer agent that slows down the growth of cancer cells. It prevents the cancer cell from spreading in the body. It is advisable to consult an oncologist before taking this medicine.
Use and effect may vary from person to person. It may also be used as a preparation for a bone marrow transplant.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE OF CARBOTERO
It is advised not to miss any dose, if you miss any dose immediately contact your doctor
Emergency medical treatment required or contact your doctor in case of overdose
Injection is given in veins under the supervision of your doctor.
USAGE DOES NOT DEPEND ON FOOD TIMINGS
MAY CAUSE SLEEPINESS
DO NOT DRIVE
TO BE TAKEN AS INSTRUCTED BY THE DOCTOR.
NOT SAFE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN
MAY HARM KIDNEY
UNSAFE TO USE DURING BREASTFEEDING
Q1. What is CARBOTERO used for?
Ans. It is an anti-cancer that slows down the growth of cancer cells. It prevents the cancer cell from spreading in the body.
Q2. How does this medication work?
Ans. This medicine contains platinum compounds. It works by stopping the growth of cancer cells by inhibiting DNA synthesis.
Q3. How long does it take for this medicine to show effect?
Ans. The effect of this medicine can be observed in 2 to 4 hours after taking the medicine.
Q4. In what strengths is it available?
Ans. it is available in 150mg/ml to 450mg/ml.
Q5. How should I take this medication?
Ans. This medication is generally used once or twice a day. It is advised to consult your doctor before taking this medicine, it also depends on the person's conditions.
Q6. What if I miss a dose?
Ans. In case you miss a dose take it as soon as possible when you notice it. Do not use an extra dose to complete your missed dose. Please consult your doctor regarding your missing dose schedule.
Q7.Does CARBOTERO cause hearing problems, hair loss, constipation?
Ans. Yes, it causes some side effects like constipation, hair loss, etc. If you observe any side effects please contact your doctor.
Q8.Should I take CARBOTERO empty stomach, with food or without food?
Ans. It is advised to consume orally, if you take this on an empty stomach it might upset your stomach. Please consult your doctor before using it.
Q9.What are the side effects of taking CARBOTERO?
Ans. common side effects are:- vomiting, dizziness, nausea, hearing problem, infection, constipation, bleeding, fever, diarrhea.
Q10. What are the storage instructions of CARBOTERO?
Ans. Store medicine at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicine unless it is mentioned on the label. Keep it away from the reach of children. Do not flush the medicine .
Q11. Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
Ans. It is not known whether it is safe or unsafe with alcohol. Please consult your doctor regarding this.
Q12.Where is the CARBOTERO is approved?
Ans. It is approved by FDA and it is also approved in the countries INDIA, JAPAN and UNITED STATES.
Q13. How long does the effect last?
Ans. The effect of this medicine lasts for a duration of 24 hours.
Q14. I’m a kidney patient. Can I take CARBOTERO?
Ans. It is not advisable for kidney patients. Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is required while you are taking this medicine. Please consult your doctor before taking dosage.
Q15. Can I take this medicine during pregnancy?
Ans. This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women. It is unsafe and may cause a definitive amount of risk to the developing baby.
Q15. Can this medicine be taken while breastfeeding?
Ans. CARBOTERO is unsafe during breastfeeding. This medicine is not recommended in a breastfeeding woman
Q16.Is it safe to drive after taking this medicine?
Ans. It is unsafe, it may decrease alertness and cause dizziness. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.