Hycamtin 1mg Tablet Description:
Hycamtin 1mg Tablet is an anti-cancer medication. It is an inhibitor of topoisomerase, an enzyme important for replication of genetic material (DNA) in the cancer cells. Thus it stops the growth and multiplication of cancer cells.
Hycamtin 1mg Tablet is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer, small cell lung cancer, cervical cancer and cancer of colon and rectum.
Fatigue, Nausea, Vomiting, Hair loss, Low blood platelets, Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Infection, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Fever, Mucosal inflammation, Weakness, Diarrhoea, Decreased white blood cell count, Decreased appetite, Abdominal pain, Constipation.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Hycamtin 1mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How often is Hycamtin given?
Generally Hycamtin treatment is for 4 cycles of 21 day each, patient is given Hycamtin for first 5 days of each cycle
Does Hycamtin cause hair loss?
Yes, Hycamtin may cause temporary hair loss
Does Hycamtin cause flare reaction?
Yes, Hycamtin may cause flare reaction
How long does Hycamtin take to work?
The drug may start its action once the infusion is started, however, the complete effect may be assessed only after completion of 4 cycles
Is Hycamtin a vesicant?
Hycamtin is a vesicant (irritant)
Is Hycamtin effective/ effective in ovarian cancer?
Yes Hycamtin is effective if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
What is Hycamtin chemotherapy?
It is a treatment therapy that includes Hycamtin with or without combination of other drugs in treatment of cancer (Usually ovarian or lung cancer)