Effects of this medicine
This medicine inhibits growth of cancer cells during multipication level and destroy the cells.
It is usually used to treat small cell lung cancer, malignant lymphoma, acute leukemia, testicular tumor, bladder cancer, trophoblastic disease, germ cell tumor and pediatric malignant solid tumor.
Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist
- If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
If you have bone-marrow suppression, renal/hepatic disorder or chicken pox.
- If you are pregnant, possibly pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)
Possible adverse reactions to this medicine
The most commonly reported adverse reactions include nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, loss of hair, malaise, fever, stomatitis, diarrhea, stomachache, constipation, rash, headache and tachycardia. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
- fever, chill, cough, nasal discharge, dizziness, bleeding tendency, bruise, dullness, fatigue, shortness of breath, sore throat [myelosuppression such as pancytopenic]
- lips/nails turning bluish-purple, breathing difficulty/chest tightness, suddenly feeling unwell, dizziness [shock, anaphylactoid symptoms]
- fever, cough, breathing difficulty/chest tightness [interstitial pneumonia]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.