MYELOSTAT 500MG contains Hydroxyurea which belongs to the group of medicines called antineoplastic agents.
It is indicated for the treatment of resistant chronic myelocytic leukemia (blood cell cancer), ovarian cancer and skin cancer (melanoma).
It can also be used to treat locally advanced squamous cell carcinomas of head and neck in combination with chemoradiation.
Inside the cells, hydroxyurea causes an immediate inhibition of DNA synthesis by inhibiting the enzyme ribonucleotide reductase and produces cell death in S phase.
Your doctor will decide the correct dose for you depending upon your condition.
Continue to take this medicine, as long as your doctor tells you to do so, to obtain better results.
most common side effects
The most common side effects are nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and constipation. Hydroxyurea may harm an unborn baby.
Both women and men using this medicine should use birth control to prevent pregnancy, because the use of this medicine by either parent may cause birth defects.
Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you have any marked bone marrow depression, severe anemia, liver or kidney disease.
USES OF MYELOSTAT 500MG:
Resistant chronic myelocytic leukemia
Melanoma (skin cancer)
Locally advanced squamous cell carcinomas of head and neck
HOW MYELOSTAT 500MG WORKS:
Following oral administration, hydroxyurea is converted to free radical nitroxide (NO) and enters into the cells, which inactivates the enzyme ribonucleotide reductase.
Inactivation of this enzyme causes an immediate inhibition of DNA synthesis and produces cell death in S phase.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Take MYELOSTAT 500MG as directed by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.
Your doctor will decide the correct dose for you depending upon your condition. Continue to take this medicine, as long as your doctor tells you to do so, to obtain better results.
SIDE EFFECTS OF MYELOSTAT 500MG:
Numbness, tingling, or burning pain in your hands or feet
Skin numbness or purple discoloration
Skin ulcers or open sores
Sudden chest pain and wheezing
Upper stomach pain
Fast heart rate
Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
Loss of appetite
Nausea or vomiting
Low blood cell counts
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS:
Nausea or vomiting:
Try taking this medicine with, or just after meal. Stick to simple meals. Do not eat rich or spicy food.
Eat fibre rich foods like fresh fruit, vegetables and cereals. Drink plenty of water. Exercise more regularly.
Drink lots of fluids, such as water or juice, to avoid dehydration. Do not take any medicines without speaking to a doctor.
Talk to your doctor, if you are taking,
Other myelosuppressive agents (anti-cancer medicines) e.g. peginterferon alpga-2A, rituximab, alentuzumab
Live viral vaccine (varicella vaccine, MMR vaccine)
Antiretroviral Drugs (used to treat HIV) e.g. abacavir, didanosine, zidovudine
Drug : Hydroxyurea
Pharmacological Category : Anti-neoplastic agent
Therapeutic Indication : Resistant chronic myelocytic leukemia, Ovarian cancer, Melanoma, squamous cell carcinomas of head and neck
Dosage Forms : Capsule
Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
FAQ’s ABOUT MYELOSTAT 500MG:
Q: Can MYELOSTAT 500MG cause liver damage?
A: Yes. It may cause liver damage in some individuals. Check with your doctor.
Q: Can MYELOSTAT 500MG be used during pregnancy?
A: No. It may harm an unborn baby. It is not recommended for use in pregnancy.
It may be also used to treat some other conditions. It is sometimes used with certain other medicines as part of combination chemotherapy.
Myelostat 500 mg Capsule can be taken with or without food, but try to have it at the same time every day to get the most benefits.
Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time.
You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised.
Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to. click here : Myelostat 500
Most common side effects
This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells in your blood thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections.
Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with kidney, liver and heart function during treatment with this medicine.
Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have bleeding, liver, or kidney problems or are taking any medicines to treat infections.
Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your doctor know all medications you are using.
This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.
USES OF MYELOSTAT CAPSULE
- Head and neck cancer
- Sickle cell anemia
BENEFITS OF MYELOSTAT CAPSULE
In Head and neck cancer
In Sickle cell anemia
SIDE EFFECTS OF MYELOSTAT CAPSULE
Common side effects of Myelostat
- Hematological disorder
- Gastrointestinal disorder
- Eating disorder
- Loss of appetite
HOW TO USE MYELOSTAT CAPSULE
HOW MYELOSTAT CAPSULE WORKS
Regular monitoring of kidney function test and some blood tests may be advised while you are taking this medicine.