Oxitan 100 mg is use in the treatment of cancer of colon and rectum. It shows its working by stopping or slowing down the growth of cancer cells.
Oxitan 100 mg is give as an injection into vein by a qualify medical professional.
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.
some common side effects
Nausea, fatigue, vomiting, and diarrhea are some common side effects of this medicine.
This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells (decrease red blood and white blood cells) in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections.
It may cause some serious allergic reaction, inform your doctor if you notice sore lips or mouth ulcers, rash, itching and difficulty breathing.
Regular blood tests are require to check your blood cells along with heart, liver, and blood uric acid levels.
Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have heart disease, 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 healthcare team know all medications you are using.
This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
It makes men infertile, hence men should take doctor advice about the freezing of sperm before the treatment.
You must avoid driving after taking this medicine as it may cause dizziness.
USES OF OXITAN
Cancer of colon and rectum
BENEFITS OF OXITAN
In Cancer of colon and rectum
Cancer of the colon and rectum, also known as colorectal cancer (CRC) or bowel cancer, is the development of cancer from two parts of the large intestine, namely, the colon or rectum.
In this type of cancer, the person may notice symptoms such as blood in the stool, a change in bowel movements, weight loss, and fatigue.
Oxitan 100 mg treats and also lowers the risk of developing further cancerous growths (polyps) and bowel cancer.
It kills or stops the growth of cancer cells and also prevents the multiplication of cancer cells.
It is an effective, yet very toxic medicine and you should discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Avoid drinking alcohol or smoking while having this treatment and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
SIDE EFFECTS OF OXITAN
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Oxitan
- Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
- Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
- Low blood platelets
- Increased liver enzymes
- Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)
- Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
HOW TO USE OXITAN
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self-administer.
HOW OXITAN WORKS
Oxitan 100 mg is an anti-cancer medication. It works by damaging the genetic material (DNA and RNA) of the cancer cells which stops their growth and multiplication.