Dacotin (Oxaliplatin 50 Mg Injection) is a prescription medication used in the treatment of colon and rectal cancer. It is administered intravenously and is available as a single-dose vial with a strength of 50 mg.
Each Dacotin vial contains Oxaliplatin as the active ingredient.
Dacotin is primarily used in the treatment of colon and rectal cancer. It works by killing cancer cells and preventing their growth and spread.
HOW TO USE:
Dacotin is administered intravenously by a healthcare professional in a hospital or clinic setting. The dosage and duration of treatment may vary depending on the individual’s condition, medical history, and their response to the medication. It is essential to follow the healthcare provider’s instructions while taking the medication.
The recommended dosage of Dacotin is determined by the healthcare provider based on the individual’s condition, medical history, and response to the medication.
Dacotin vials should be stored under refrigeration between 2°C to 8°C (35.6°F to 46.4°F) until use. The vials should be protected from light and kept in their original packaging. The medication should not be frozen or shaken.
Mechanism of Action:
Oxaliplatin, the active ingredient in Dacotin, works by blocking the replication of cancer cells and preventing their growth and spread.
Before starting treatment with Dacotin, it is essential to inform the healthcare provider about any pre-existing medical conditions, including kidney or liver disease, nerve problems, or allergies to any medications. It should not be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
Dacotin is contraindicated in individuals with a known hypersensitivity to Oxaliplatin or any of the inactive ingredients in the medication. It should not be administered to individuals with severe liver or kidney disease.
Dacotin may interact with other medications, supplements, or herbal products being taken. It is important to inform the healthcare provider about all the medications and supplements being taken to avoid potential interactions.
In case of an overdose of Dacotin, immediate medical attention should be sought. Symptoms may include low blood pressure, numbness or tingling in the arms or legs, and confusion.
Common side effects of Dacotin may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and fatigue. Serious side effects may include severe allergic reactions, nerve damage, and low blood cell counts. It is important to report any unusual or severe side effects to the healthcare provider promptly.