Dactinomycin


Generic Medicine Info
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Patient w/ varicella or herpes zoster infection.
Special Precautions
Patient w/ impaired bone marrow. Renal and hepatic impairment. Pregnancy and lactation. Patient Counselling Avoid inhalation of vapours or contact w/ skin, mucous membrane or eyes. Monitoring Parameters Monitor blood counts, renal, hepatic and bone marrow functions frequently.
Adverse Reactions
Nausea, vomiting, cheilitis, oesophagitis, GI ulceration, proctitis, fever, malaise, hypocalcaemia, myalgia, alopecia, pneumonitis, kidney and liver abnormalities, eruptions, acne, toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, erythema multiforme, severe tissue damage, oedema, neutropenia and febrile neutropenia.
Potentially Fatal: Hepatic failure, hepatic veno-occlusive disease, particularly in childn <4 yr, myelosuppression, sepsis, including neutropenic sepsis.
Drug Interactions
Combination w/ radiation therapy may result in increased toxicity esp when w/in 2 mth of radiation treatment for right-sided Wilm's tumour. May diminish the therapeutic effect of live vaccines.
CIMS Class
Cytotoxic Chemotherapy
ATC Classification
L01DA01 - dactinomycin ; Belongs to the class of cytotoxic antibiotics, actinomycines. Used in the treatment of cancer.
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