Procarbazine

Procarbazine

 

 

General English name: Procarbazine

Application: Hodgkin's disease in children and adults

 

 

Procarbazine drug forms

Procarbazine drug information

Dosage and method of procarbazine

Contraindications to Procarbazine

Procarbazine use during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of procarbazine on driving and working with machines

Drug Interactions of Procarbazine

Special warnings and precautions while taking Procarbazine

Side effects of Procarbazine

Procarbazine overdose (drug poisoning)

Procarbazine storage conditions

 

 

Procarbazine drug forms

Capsule

 

 Procarbazine drug information

Procarbazine is a drug given to treat some cancers, especially Hodgkin's disease. Hodgkin's disease, also called Hodgkin's lymphoma, is cancer of the lymph nodes (part of the immune system). In cancer, certain cells in the body divide and grow very quickly; anti-cancer drugs such as procarbazine control the disease by reducing the growth of cancer cells. Procarbazine is given alone or in combination with other medicines.

 

Dosage and method of procarbazine

  • Carefully read the package leaflet before starting treatment with Procarbazine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of procarbazine varies from person to person depending on the disease; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. The dose of this medicine should be taken exactly and according to the doctor's prescription.
  • Procarbazine is usually given periodically to treat Hodgkin's disease, and almost every course of treatment lasts 4-6 weeks. It is given for a few days of each period, and the dose may be increased over a period of time. The instructions for use of the drug are printed on the package of the capsule, but if you are not sure what to do, contact your doctor for advice.
  • If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time, take it whenever you can; If you do not soon remember that you should take your medicine, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to Procarbazine

Note the expiration date of Procarbazine and do not take it if it has expired.

Never give procarbazine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this medication, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Procarbazine use during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of procarbazine on driving and working with machines

Although this medicine does not make you drowsy, make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

Drug Interactions of Procarbazine

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some medications may interact with procarbazine, such as dietary supplements / appetite suppressants (such as diethylpropion), attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (such as atomoxetine, methylphenidate), apraclonidine, bupropion, buspirone, carbamazepine, c , Tetrabenazine, dextromethorphan, methyl dopa, valbenazine, certain painkillers (such as meperidine, methadone, tapentadol), special supplements (such as tryptophan, tyramine), some "triptans" used to treat migraine headaches (such as rizatriptan, sumatriptan) Specific for Parkinson's disease (Antacapone, Tolcapone, Levodopa).

If you take other drugs that increase serotonin, your risk of developing serotonin syndrome or toxicity increases. Examples of these medications include MDMA or "ecstasy", St. John's wort, certain antidepressants (including SSRIs such as fluoxetine / paroxetine, SNRIs such as duloxetine). (duloxetine) / venlafaxine), amitriptyline, doxepin.

If you are taking medicines that may increase your risk of developing high blood pressure, tell your doctor the name of these medicines before using procarbazine, including herbal products (such as ephedra / mahogany), allergy medicines, and cough and cold medicines. (Including dextromethorphan, anticoagulants such as phenylephrine / posido ephedrine) and stimulants (such as amphetamine, ephedrine, epinephrine, phenylalanine). Procarbazine should not be used with any of these medicines, talk to your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

Procarbazine can cause serious drug interactions with MAO inhibitors, which can even lead to death, along with procarbazine from MAO inhibitors such as isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobemoc Do not use phenelzine, selegiline, safinamide, tranylcypromine. Most MAO inhibitors should not be used until 2 weeks before starting procarbazine.

If you are taking medicines that cause drowsiness, tell your doctor or pharmacist, including: alcohol, marijuana, antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), sleeping pills or anxiety medications (such as alprazolam). alprazolam), diazepam, zolpidem, muscle relaxants such as cyclobenzaprine, and analgesics and analgesics (such as codeine).

Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergies or cough and cold medicines) because some of them contain substances that cause drowsiness or increase the risk of bleeding. Ask your doctor about using them so you can use them safely.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking Procarbazine

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking the medicine:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
  • If you have any liver or kidney problems.
  • If you have a cardiovascular problem.
  • If you have epilepsy.
  • If you feel sick or infected
  • If you have a tumor in your adrenal gland that has raised your blood pressure.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of Procarbazine

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

  • Loss of appetite
  • feeling pain
  • Feeling nauseous or vomiting
  • Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to procarbazine.

 

Procarbazine overdose (drug poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has a drug poisoning and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath or fainting (fainting), call the emergency room right away.

 

Procarbazine storage conditions

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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