Oncotar 1 gm Injection

Manufactured byUnited Biotech Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsTamoxifen
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Description

Oncotar 1 gm Injection is a nonsteroidal agent which is used in both men and women to treat breast cancer. It is also used in women to prevent breast cancer. This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women. It is advised that you discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Oncotar 1 gm Injection

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Oncotar 1 gm Injection

  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Chills
  • Skin rash or itching over the entire body
  • Pain or swelling in the legs
  • Weakness or sleepiness
  • Absent, missed, or irregular periods
  • Troubled breathing
  • Decrease in the amount of urine

Uses of Oncotar 1 gm Injection

What is it prescribed for?

  • Breast cancer
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Breast Cancer Prevention
  • McCune-Albright Syndrome
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The time required for this medicine to show its effect is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The duration for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women due to the potential for serious adverse effects on the unborn baby. It should only be used in life-threatening conditions where the potential benefits outweigh the risks.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women due to the potential for adverse effects in the infants. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Oncotar 1 gm Injection.

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women due to the potential for serious adverse effects on the unborn baby.

Venous thromboembolic events

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of venous thromboembolic events due to an increase in the risk of such events.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women due to the potential for serious adverse effects on the unborn baby. It should only be used in life-threatening conditions where the potential benefits outweigh the risks.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women due to the potential for adverse effects in the infants. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Suppression of menstruation

This medicine may cause irregular periods in some women. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.

Venous thromboembolism

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of venous thromboembolic events due to an increase in the risk of such events. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine. Replacement with a suitable alternative might be required based on the clinical condition.

Uterus-Endometrial Cancer

This medicine has shown to increase the risk of uterine cancer. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine. Replacement with a suitable alternative might be required based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost the time for your next scheduled dose. Do not double the medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

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

Instructions

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

Carbamazepine

Erythromycin

Amiodarone

Warfarin

Ritonavir

Dexamethasone

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Combined use of Oncotar 1 gm Injection with soy products may affect the action of the medicine and may stimulate tumor growth in some cases. Hence, it is advisable to avoid consuming soy products while taking Oncotar 1 gm Injection.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Oncotar 1 gm Injection works by preventing the action of a specific hormone (estrogen) in the breast tissue. This helps both in prevention and treatment of breast cancer.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Selective estrogen receptor modulators

Schedule

Schedule G

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https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=8e4710a7-8757-49be-8bec-a1dc39e6c695

Tamoxifen: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 13 July 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682414.html

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https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/32519#

Prescribing medicines in pregnancy database [Internet]. Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). 2017 [cited 13 July 2017]. Available from:

http://www.tga.gov.au/prescribing-medicines-pregnancy-database
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