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Hodpro 50mg Capsule
Salt Composition : Procarbazine
Manufacturer : NEON LABORATORIES LTD
Origin of Medicine : India
10 Capsule(s) In A Strip
Introduction to Hodpro 50mg Capsule
Hodpro 50mg capsule contains the active ingredient Procarbazine. It belongs to the category of medicines known as alkylating agents. This medication is used in combination with other medicines for the treatment of Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and brain tumours. Hodgkin’s disease and non-Hodgkin’s disease refers to the type of blood cancers.
The common side effects that are likely to occur with this medicine are nausea, vomiting, skin rash, slurred speech, loss of appetite, edema, and headache. Inform your healthcare provider if these side effects concern you or persist for longer than usual. Inform your doctor if you have a gluten allergy before initiating treatment. This medicine can cause fertility issues, inform your doctor about any fertility concerns you may have before starting treatment with this medicine.
Inform your doctor before receiving any vaccinations during treatment with this drug. Before taking this capsule, talk to your physician about all the medications you have been taking, including supplements and herbal medicines. Talk to your physician if you have severe bone marrow depression or any kidney disorders. Avoid consuming wine, yogurt, mature cheese, bananas, and high tyramine-content foods like smoked or pickled meat, and fermented sausage while being treated with this medicine. This drug is not recommended during the first trimester of pregnancy. Consult with your doctor for more advice.
Uses of Hodpro 50mg Capsule
- Brain tumour
- Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
Therapeutic Effects of Hodpro 50mg Capsule
Hodpro 50mg capsule works by damaging the DNA and RNA of the cancer cells. This stops their growth and multiplication and thus results in cell toxicity and the death of cancer cells.
Interaction of Hodpro 50mg Capsule with other drugs
Inform your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications may interact with Hodpro 50mg capsule and reduce effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.
More Information about Hodpro 50mg Capsule
- Store Hodpro 50mg capsule in the original package at room temperature (25°C).
- Keep it out of reach from children and pets.
How to consume Hodpro 50mg Capsule
It is an orally available prescription drug. Your doctor will decide the dose and duration of the Hodpro 50mg capsule based on the disease condition and other factors. Always take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Take the capsule with or without food. Do not break, chew, or crush the capsule. Swallow the whole capsule with water.
Safety Advices for Hodpro 50mg Capsule
Hodpro 50mg capsule is unsafe for pregnant women as it may harm the unborn baby.
Hodpro 50mg capsule is not recommended in breastfeeding women as it may pass into the breast milk.
Hodpro 50mg capsule is not recommended in patients with lung issues as it may cause inflammation in lung tissue with the symptoms including shortness of breath, cough, and a burning sensation in the chest.
Inform your doctor if you have any liver disorders before taking the Hodpro 50mg capsule. Regular monitoring of liver function tests is recommended.
It is unsafe to use alcohol while taking Hodpro 50mg capsule. Please consult your doctor for more advice.
Hodpro 50mg capsule may cause drowsiness which can affect the patient’s ability to drive or use machines. Consult your doctor before you resume driving.
Side Effects of Hodpro 50mg Capsule
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all medicines cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Skin rash
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Jaundice and liver problems
- Breathlessness or burning chest pain
- Nausea, vomiting
- Skin rash
- Blurred speech
- Loss of appetite
Word of Advice
Hodpro 50mg capsule can affect your blood cell counts, so your doctor may need to monitor your blood levels regularly while you're taking this medication. Very close clinical monitoring is mandatory in pediatric disease conditions. This medicine can cause fertility issues, inform your doctor about any fertility concerns you may have before starting treatment with this medicine.
Q 1. Who is contraindicated to taking the Hodpro 50mg capsule?
Hodpro 50mg capsule is not recommended in patients with bone marrow and kidney disorders.
Q 2. What happens if I overdose on a Hodpro 50mg capsule?
Overdose of Hodpro 50mg capsule can cause nausea, enteritis, vomiting, diarrhoea, tremor, convulsions and coma.
Q 3. Whether Hodpro 50mg capsule is safe during pregnancy?
The Hodpro 50mg capsule is unsafe for pregnant women as it may harm the unborn baby.
Q 4. Does Hodpro 50mg capsule cause Infertility?
Yes, Hodpro 50mg capsule can cause fertility issues, inform your doctor about any fertility concerns you may have before starting treatment with this medicine.
Q 5. What should I do if I miss taking the Hodpro 50mg capsule?
It is important to take the Hodpro 50mg capsule at the right time. Contact your healthcare provider and schedule your dosing right away. If in case you missed your appointment, keep follow-ups on your next schedule.
Fact Box of Hodpro 50mg Capsule
Molecule name: Procarbazine
Therapeutic class: Anti-cancer
Pharmacological class: Alkylating agent
1. Treatment for Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
2. Brain tumour
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