AMIFOS 500mg Injection Vial

 875.00

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Drug Strength: 500mg
Drug Form : Injection
Pack Size : Vial
Does this requires a prescription ?Yes

Amifostine:500mg | Miscellaneous

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  • Manufactured / Marketed By : Pharmedic Product Form : InjectionPack Size : VialIngredients : Amifostine:500mgGeneric Category : Miscellaneous

    How it works

    The medicine binds to the reactive metabolites of cisplatin or alkylating agents and removes the free radicals and protects the kidney from harmful effects. It also increases secretion by the salivary glands.

    Side effects

    Major & minor side effects for AMIFOS 500mg Injection Vial

    • Nausea and Vomiting
    • Low blood pressure
    • Lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
    • Blurred vision
    • Sweating
    • Skin rash
    • Chest tightness
    • Difficulty in breathing
    • Headache

    Uses of AMIFOS 500mg Injection Vial

    What is it prescribed for?

    • Renal toxicity

      This medicine is used to protect the kidneys from the side effects associated with the use of chemotherapeutic agents (cisplatin or alkylating agents) and radiation therapy.

    • Xerostomia

      This medicine is used for the treatment of abnormal dryness of the mouth (xerostomia) in patients undergoing radiotherapy for head and neck cancer.

    Concerns

    Frequently asked questions

    • Onset of action

      The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.

    • Duration of Effect

      The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.

    • Safe with Alchohol?

      Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit-forming tendencies were reported

    • Usage in pregnancy?

      This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before receiving this medicine.

    • Usage while breast-feeding?

      This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before receiving this medicine.

    When not to use?

    • Allergy

      This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to AMIFOS 500mg Injection Vial , aminothiol compounds, or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

    Warnings

    Warnings for special population
    • Pregnancy

      This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before receiving this medicine.

    • Breast-feeding

      This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before receiving this medicine.

    General Warnings
    • Adequate hydration

      Patients are advised to ensure adequate hydration due to the increased risk of dehydration. Drink an adequate amount of water or liquids to maintain hydration.

    • Cutaneous reactions

      This medicine may cause serious cutaneous reactions such as skin rash, lesions, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, erythema, etc. in some patients. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

    • Hypocalcemia

      This medicine may lower the blood calcium levels and hence should be used with extreme caution in patients with hypocalcemia (decreased calcium levels in the blood) due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

    • Use in children

      The safety and efficacy of this medicine have not been clinically established in children below 18 years of age.

    • Driving or operating machinery

      Use of this medicine may cause dizziness, fatigue, and blurring of vision. Hence, it is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery during treatment with this medicine.

    Dosage

    • Missed Dose

      Since this medicine is usually administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical/hospital setting, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low. However, it is advised to contact the doctor if a dose of AMIFOS 500mg Injection Vial is missed and schedule the dose as soon as possible.

    • Overdose

      Since this medicine is administered in the hospital setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very less. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.

    Interactions

    Interaction with Medicines
    • Antihypertensives moderate
    • Etelcalcetide severe
    Disease interactions
    • severe

      This medicine is not recommended for use in patients who are hypotensive (low blood pressure) or dehydrated, or who are unable to stop antihypertensive therapy 24 hours prior to AMIFOS 500mg Injection Vial therapy due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of blood pressure levels, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition of the patient.

    General Instructions

    This medicine is usually administered in the clinical/hospital setting under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. Follow all the instructions given by your doctor. Inform the doctor if you have a known allergy to this medicine. Report all your current medicines as well as your medical conditions to the doctor before receiving this medicine.

    Other details

    • Usage does not depend on food timings
    • To be taken as instructed by doctor
    • May cause sleepiness

    References

    Additional Information>

    One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver AMIFOS 500mg Injection Vial. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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