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Xpreza : Azacitidine 100 mg Injection

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Brand Name : Xpreza
Composition : Azacitidine
Manufactured by : Natco Pharma Limited
Strength : 100 mg
Form : Solution for Injection
Packing : Pack of 1 vial

Prescription Required *

What is Xpreza 100 mg Injection ?

Xpreza is an anti-cancer medicine that contains "Azacitidine 100 mg" as an active ingredient. This drug comes in the form of an injectable solution that’s given intravenously (into your vein). Xpreza is a prescription medicine and should be given by a healthcare provider who has experience with chemotherapy medications.

When is Xpreza 100 mg Injection prescribed ?

Xpreza (Azacitidine) injection is used to treat a group of blood/bone marrow disorders (myelodysplastic syndromes-MDS) in which the bone marrow does not produce enough healthy blood cells.

How Does Xpreza (Azacitidine) Injection Work ?

Azacitidine is in a class of medications called "demethylation agents". It works by helping the bone marrow to produce normal blood cells. This cancer medicine also kills abnormal blood cells that have grown too fast and do not work properly.

What are the adverse effects of Xpreza 100 mg Injection ?

Side effects are unwanted effects of a medicine. Xpreza may cause some serious, life-threatening side-effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine :

Common Side Effects of Xpreza Injection : Difficulty sleeping (insomnia) ; Anxiety ; Indigestion ; Hair loss ; Weight loss ; Headache ; Dry skin ; Excessive tiredness ; Stomach pain or tenderness ; Dizziness ; Depression ; Muscle cramps etc.

Serious Side Effects of Xpreza Injection : Shortness of breath ; Small red or purple dots on the skin ; Fast heartbeat ; Chest pain or discomfort ; Difficult or painful urination ; Low potassium levels in the blood ; Sore mouth including sore and bleeding gums, inflammation of the lining of the mouth, cold sores etc.

Not all side effects are listed above. If you experience any other side-effects which you think may be due Azacitidine 100mg Injection, speak with your doctor or pharmacist for further advice.

What are the safety measures of Xpreza 100 mg ?

Before Taking Xpreza cancer medicine, it is important to understand all precautions or safety information associated with it. You need to remember certain points such as -

Xpreza should not be taken if you are pregnant or are planning to be pregnant. This cancer medicine may be hazardous to the fetus. Please share the actual status of your pregnancy with your doctor for the correct prescription of this medicine.
If you are taking Xpreza, it is advised to stop breastfeeding. This is because there are high chances that the active ingredient in the medicine can pass on to the child through breast milk. Hence, stop breastfeeding until your doctor tells you that the medicines are completely flushed out from the body, and it is safe to breast your child.
You will need to have regular blood tests and check-ups during your treatment with Xpreza. They’re used to track the progression of disease, and to help doctors make decisions about treatment.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to Xpreza cancer drug or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes or preservatives. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.
Alcohol can interact with Xpreza. Always talk to your physician before drinking alcohol during a cancer treatment because combining alcohol and cancer medicine might have consequences on the efficacy and safety of the treatment.
Before you start treatment with Xpreza, it is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist what medicines you are already taking, including all prescription & non-prescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. Taking Xpreza together with certain medicines or products may cause serious side effects.
For the best possible benefit, it is important to receive each scheduled dose of this medication as directed. If you miss a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist right away to establish a new dosing schedule.
Taking a single dose of expired medicine is unlikely to produce an adverse event. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you've had a medicine for a while, check the expiry date before using it. If it has expired or is damaged, return it to your pharmacist for disposal.
Before using Xpreza (Azacitidine), tell your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history, especially if you have liver disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney problems, heart or pancreas problems etc.

What are the storage instructions for Xpreza 100 mg ?

Many factors can damage your medication, including heat, air, light, and moisture. It’s important to keep in mind that where you store your medication can affect its potency and safety. Following storage instructions will be helpful in storing the drug in the best of manner.

• Store Azacitidine at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F).
• Keep this medicine in its original bottle. Prescription and manufacturer bottles are created to protect the medication from light and moisture.
• Store your medicine in a safe, cool, dry place out of the sight and reach of children and/or pets.
• Do not use Xpreza if the liquid in the vial looks discolored or cloudy, or if the liquid has lumps, flakes, or particles.
• Keep this cancer drug in a place with good lighting so you can always read the label and take the correct amount.
• Consider storing your medication separately from those of your other family members. You could keep them on a different shelf or in a different cabinet or drawer.

Prescription Required:

In order to legally purchase this medicine from DrugsSquare, you’ll require a prescription from your Registered Medical Practitioner.


The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children and away from pets, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.


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