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Oxalip 100 Injection

Manufactured byCytogen Pharmaceuticals India Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsOxaliplatin
Description
Oxalip 100 Injection is an anticancer medicine. It is used in the treatment of cancer of the large intestine. This medicine prevents the cancer cells from dividing and thereby stops their growth. The most common side effects of Oxalip 100 Injection are nausea, vomiting, mouth ulcers, loss of appetite, indigestion, numbness, nerve pain, tiredness, low blood cell count, etc. It may cause dizziness and vision disturbances which may impact your ability to drive. Avoid driving or operating a machine after taking this medication. Oxalip 100 Injection is administered by your doctor in a clinic or a hospital setting. The dose and duration of the treatment will depend on your condition. Follow the instructions given by your doctor. This medicine may increase your risk of infections. Consult your doctor immediately if you have a fever. Avoid Oxalip 100 Injection if you are previously allergic to it or have experienced severe allergy after taking it. Inform your doctor if you have heart, lung, liver, or kidney disease. Discuss with your doctor if you are currently taking any medications. Oxalip 100 Injection is not recommended in children below 18 years of age. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Oxalip 100 Injection

  • Burning or tingling sensation of hands and feet
  • Cough
  • Fever and chills
  • Low WBC and Platelet count
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Loss of appetite
  • Skin rash
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Swelling of eyelids, face, lips
  • Indigestion
  • Change in taste
  • Increase in blood glucose level
  • Headache
  • Increase in liver enzyme levels
  • Dehydration
  • Visual disturbances
  • Dizziness
  • Infections
  • Deafness

Uses of Oxalip 100 Injection

What is it prescribed for?

  • Colorectal Cancer
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The time required for Oxalip 100 Injection to show its action is not clinically known.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which Oxalip 100 Injection remains active in your body is not clinically known.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported with Oxalip 100 Injection.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Oxalip 100 Injection is not recommended if you are pregnant as it may harm your developing foetus. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, or are planning a pregnancy.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    It is not known whether Oxalip 100 Injection passes into breast milk. Hence, it is not recommended while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor.

Allergy

Avoid receiving Oxalip 100 Injection if you are previously allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any allergic symptoms such as skin rash, redness, itching, swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, breathing difficulties, etc.

Myelosuppression

Myelosuppression is a condition in which there is reduced production of blood cells in your body. In such conditions, Oxalip 100 Injection is not recommended as it may further lower the white blood cell and platelet counts.

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is a disorder caused by damage to the peripheral nerves (nerves outside the brain and spinal cord). It causes pain, numbness, and weakness in your hands and feet. Oxalip 100 Injection is known to increase the risk of neuropathy. Hence, avoid receiving this medication if you have peripheral neuropathy as it can worsen your condition.

Chronic Kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease is long term condition resulting in loss of kidney function. Oxalip 100 Injection is not recommended if you have severe kidney impairment as it may increase the risk of side effects.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Oxalip 100 Injection is not recommended if you are pregnant as it may harm your developing foetus. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, or are planning a pregnancy.

Breast-feeding

It is not known whether Oxalip 100 Injection passes into breast milk. Hence, it is not recommended while breastfeeding. Consult your doctor.
General warnings

Gastrointestinal Ulcers

Gastrointestinal ulcers are painful sores occurring on the lining of your stomach and intestine. Oxalip 100 Injection may cause ulcers and increase your risk of bleeding. In the presence of ulcers, treatment discontinuation may be required due to the risk of severe side effects. Inform your doctor if you have any symptoms of nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, blood in stools, diarrhoea, etc.

Low blood cell count

Oxalip 100 Injection may lower your white blood cells and platelet count. Hence, close monitoring of blood cell count is recommended.

Infections

Oxalip 100 Injection may increase the risk of infections. Hence, close monitoring of body temperature and blood cell count is required.

Liver toxicity

Oxalip 100 Injection may increase the blood levels of certain liver enzymes and cause liver damage. Hence, caution is required if you have any liver disease. Inform your doctor before receiving this medicine. Your doctor may perform liver function tests before initiating the therapy.

Driving and operating a machine

Oxalip 100 Injection may result in dizziness and vision problems that may affect your ability to drive and operate machines. Therefore, it is not recommended to drive or operate a machine after receiving this medication.

Use in children

Use of Oxalip 100 Injection in children below 18 years of age is not recommended due to lack of safety and efficacy data.

Missed Dose

Oxalip 100 Injection is given by a qualified healthcare professional, so the likelihood of missing a dose is very low. However, make a note of your next scheduled dose to avoid missing it.

Overdose

Since Oxalip 100 Injection is given 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 your doctor if an overdose is suspected.
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

Clozapine

Vancomycin

Atorvastatin

Live vaccines

Ondansetron

Disease interactions

Arrhythmias

Arrhythmia is an abnormal or irregular heartbeat. Use Oxalip 100 Injection with caution if you have heart disease as it increases the risk of an irregular heartbeat. Monitoring of potassium and magnesium levels is recommended.

Lung Toxicity

Use Oxalip 100 Injection with caution if you have compromised lung functions. This medicine may increase the risk of lung injury, hence close monitoring of lung function is recommended. Inform your doctor if you have any lung disease before starting treatment with this medicine. Report any symptoms such as difficulty in breathing, persistent cough, etc. to your doctor.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Oxalip 100 Injection is administered in a proper healthcare setting by specialized healthcare professionals. It is given in multiple cycles and it is important to receive every scheduled dose. Hence, make a note of the next scheduled dose. It may take few months to show its complete effect, hence do not discontinue therapy without consulting your doctor. Anti-cancer medicines are usually very strong and can have many side effects. Discuss with your doctor to understand all the benefits and risks before starting the treatment. Consult your doctor if any side effects appear or if they become severe. Oxalip 100 Injection may affect blood cell count and liver enzymes levels, therefore close monitoring is required.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Oxalip 100 Injection is an anticancer medicine. It works by binding to the genetic material (DNA) of the cancer cells. This causes damage to the DNA which stops the growth and multiplication of the cancer cells and thereby kills them.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Alkylating agents, Anticancer drug

Schedule

Schedule H

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