Brand name – Cytogem
Generic name – Gemcitabine
Manufacture – Dr. Reddy
Strength – 1gm
Dosage – Injection
Composition – Gemcitabine
Indication – Lung Cancer
Storage – at a cool place
Overview of Cytogem 1gm injection
Cytogem 1gm injection is used with the combination of cisplatin to treat lung cancer (non-small cell lung cancer) that cannot treated with surgery. It is also used in ovarian cancer with carboplatin, breast cancer with paclitaxel (Abraxane, Taxol), and pancreatic cancer with other medicines. If patients want better results, then have to follow the prescription of the doctor strictly. If the patient faces any issues after starting treatment rather than those regular days inform your doctor.
Cytogem 1gm injection is a nucleoside along that mediates its anti-tumor medicine by promoting apoptosis of malignant cells undergoing DNA synthesis. It stops or slows down the growth of cancer cells in the patient's body. Gemcitabine starts showing benefits in a few weeks or months depending on the overall health of the patients. Gemcitabine is a very effective injection and show its effect on cancer cells soon. However, it is important for patients to discuss of benefits and risks at the beginning of treatment.
Side effects of Cytogem 1gm injection
Cytogem 1gm injection has several side effects, inform the doctor if these symptoms are seen in the patient's body.
- Sore in mouth and throat
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle pain
- Burning or tingling in hand or feet
- Breathing problem
- Vision changes
- Irregular heartbeat
- Stomach pain
- Dark urine
- Pain in upper stomach
If the above-mentioned symptoms are seen in the patients, inform the doctor immediately, do not avoid these symptoms because this capsule has severe side effects.
Cytogem 1gm injection is available in injection form and is advised to be taken as per the doctor's prescription. If patients follow the doctor’s prescription as prescribed the result will be visible soon. Taking this injection in the wrong way may give you severe side effects.
The patients should get this from a professional doctor.
If the patient feels well, then continue Gemcitabine however, do not stop taking it without consulting the doctor.
The patients always try not to miss any dose. In case the patient misses a dose of Gemcitabine injection 1gm consult your doctor soon.
In case of overdose, contact your healthcare provider or doctor and they will provide you with medical attention.
Missing or overdosing will impact the overall health of the patients and may also have side effects. So, it is always advisable to follow the prescription of the doctor strictly.
Cytogem 1gm injection may cause reactions in some patients. Therefore, it is advisable to go through complete information about this capsule.
The patients should inform the doctor about the past or current medicines that are taking or taken whether it is prescribed or non-prescribed, herbal, or vitamins. Ventoxen may interact with those medicines and furthermore, they will affect the mechanisms.
Pregnant women are not advised to take this. Breastfeeding women should not take this medicine, meet the doctor before taking it.
At the beginning of treatment inform the doctor about the previous medical conditions or ongoing if there any.
Q1. Where should I store this capsule?
Ans – Store below 30 degrees temperature in a dry place.
Q2. Can I drive after taking Cytogem 1gm injection?
Ans – Avoid drinking alcohol while using Cytogem 1gm injection because it will react and cause problems.
Q3. From where I will get the Cytogem 1gm injection?
Ans – You can buy it from Magicine Pharma at an affordable price.
Q4. How long treatment will take with Cytogem?
Ans – It depends upon the stage of cancer and the health of the patients.
Q5. Can I take Cytogem during pregnancy?
Ans – Pregnant women should consult with their doctor first.
Q6. What is a Cytogem 1gm injection?
Ans – The Cytogem capsule is used to treat lung cancer.
Cytogem 1gm injection may interact with other medicines and may cause problems so, it is advised to tell about other medicines you taking, because other medicines may interact with Cytogem and cause problems.
It is mandatory to inform the doctor about problems you have or ever had which are the low level of potassium, calcium, or phosphorus in the blood, kidney, or liver problem. In other words, at the beginning of the treatment inform the doctor about the medical history.
The patients should not consume alcohol during treatment because it may affect your treatment.
Cytogem: Drug information available at: https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB00441
Cytogem: Drug Uses, mechanism, and Side Effects available at: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a696019.html