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KEMOCARB 450MG INJECTION / VIAL

Mfd. by :- Fresenius Kabi (Fulfilled By : Magicine Pharma)

Kemocarb 450mg Injection / Vial

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Q - What is Kemocarb?

Ans - Kemocarb 450mg/45ml injection is an anticancer that is primarily used in the treatment of lung cancer.

Q - How can I take Kemocarb injection?

Ans – Kemocarb injection is given intravenously by a doctor or an experienced nurse.

Q – From where can I purchase Kemocarb?

Ans – Purchase Kemocarb 450mg/45ml from Magicine Pharma at a reasonable rate.

Q - Where to store the Kemocarb vial?

Ans - It is advisable to store the Kemocarb vial at a place below 30°C.

Q - Can I drink alcohol with Kemocarb injection?

Ans - Avoid drinking alcohol while injecting Kemocarb even though no interactions of both are known.

Q - How long is the treatment with Kemocarb 450mg?

Ans - The doctor decides for how long the treatment with Kemocarb 450mg will continue depending on the condition, stage, and health of the patient.

Q - Can I drive after injection Kemocarb 450mg?

Ans - It is advisable to avoid driving and operating heavy machinery as Kemocarb injection causes dizziness as one of the side effects.

Q - Is it safe to take Kemocarb during pregnancy?

Ans - Kemocarb injection can cause harm to the fetus hence, it is advisable to avoid the pregnancy or consult the doctor for the same.

Q - What is the strength of Kemocarb?

Ans – Kemocarb is available as an injection of 450mg/45ml.

Kemocarb can interact with some other prescription and non-prescription medicines and interfere with each other therefore contact your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines-

  • Adalimumab
  • Clozapine 
  • Golimumab
  • Leflunomide
  • Sorafenib
  • Tenofovir
  • Tofactinib

 

With disease

Kemocarb injection can interact with some medical conditions like –

  • Bleeding disorders
  • Myelosuppression
  • Kidney diseases
  • Infections

 

With alcohol

Interactions of alcohol with Kemocarb 450mg are unknown however, it is still advisable to avoid alcohol consumption during the treatment.

Contraindication

Kemocarb 450mg injection should not be consumed by patients who show allergic reactions to it.

 

Alternate Brands

  • Paraplatin
  • Carbotero
  • Celcarb
  • Karplat
  • Carbozar

Reference

Carboplatin drug interactions. Drugs.com. https://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions/carboplatin-index.html?filter=3

Carboplatin: Uses, interactions, mechanism of action | DrugBank Online. DrugBank. https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB00958

Carboplatin injection: MedlinePlus drug information. https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a695017.html

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