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LAGICAD 5000IU INJECTION
Salt Composition : Asparaginase
Manufacturer : CADILA PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
Origin of Medicine : India
Introduction to Lagicad 5000iu Injection
Lagicad 5000IU Injection contains L-asparaginase. It is used to treat Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (cancer of white blood cells) in patients aged four months and above. In Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, the white blood cells called lymphocytes multiply in an uncontrolled and abnormal manner. This disorder is also known as Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia.
This medicine should not be used if you have severe problems with your pancreas or allergic to any of the ingredients of this medicine. Talk to your physician if you are a diabetic patient as this medicine contains glucose. The common side effects of Lagicad 5000IU Injection are muscle pain, nausea, infections, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
Use effective birth control during the treatment with Lagicad 5000IU Injection and for at least three months after the last dose. Women should use contraception methods other than oral contraceptives.
Uses of Lagicad 5000iu Injection
- Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
Therapeutic Effects of Lagicad 5000iu Injection
Cancer cells need a substance called asparagine to survive. Lagicad 5000IU Injection works by lowering the levels of asparagine in the body.
Interaction of Lagicad 5000iu Injection with other drugs
Inform your doctor about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medicines, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products that you are taking or have taken before the treatment. Certain medications may interact with Lagicad 5000IU injection and can cause undesirable side effects.
More Information about Lagicad 5000iu Injection
- Keep Lagicad 5000IU Injection out of sight and reach of children.
- Store in a refrigerator (2°C to 8°C).
How to consume Lagicad 5000iu Injection
It will be given to you by your health care professional. Do not self-administer. Your physician will decide the dose and duration of your treatment based on the disease severity and other factors.
Safety Advices for Lagicad 5000iu Injection
You need to tell your physician if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant before taking Lagicad 5000IU Injection. it will be given to you if clearly needed.
You must not breastfeed your baby during treatment with Lagicad 5000IU Injection. You need to tell your physician if you are breastfeeding before taking this medicine.
You need to tell your physician if you have any lung disorders before taking Lagicad 5000IU Injection.
You must tell your physician if you have any liver disorders before taking Lagicad 5000IU Injection.
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Lagicad 5000IU Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Lagicad 5000IU Injection can cause dizziness and drowsiness. Avoid driving if you are unwell.
Side Effects of Lagicad 5000iu Injection
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all medicines cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Severe allergic reactions
- High blood sugar levels
- Liver and nervous problems
- Pain near your stomach (inflammation of the pancreas)
- Blood clots in arm or leg
- Pain, bruising, swelling, or hardening of the skin at the injection site
- Muscle pain
- Weight loss
- Infections (fever, rapid heart rate, confusion, or a rash)
- Difficulty breathing
- Inflammation of the digestive tract
- Abdominal pain, discomfort
Word of Advice
This injection should be administered only by the doctor or nurse. Inform the doctor if the patient has any allergic response, blood pressure, kidney or liver problems, and medication taken for different medical conditions. Consult the doctor if the patient is pregnant or breastfeeding mother before taking this medication. Avoid driving while taking this medication, as it can cause dizziness. Avoid handling heavy machinery as the patient may lack concentration.
Q 1. Can Lagicad 5000IU Injection affect blood glucose levels?
Yes, this medication can increase blood glucose levels as it contains glucose. Blood glucose levels should be monitored regularly while taking this medication.
Q 2. Can Lagicad 5000IU Injection be self-administered?
No, this injection should be administered only by the doctor or nurse and not self-administered. Wrong injection techniques can lead to complications.
Q 3. Can I use Lagicad 5000IU Injection while driving?
Avoid driving and handling heavy machinery while taking this medication, as it causes dizziness and lack of concentration.
Q 4. Is it safe to use Lagicad 5000IU Injection during breastfeeding?
It is unsafe to use this medication during breastfeeding, and inform the doctor before taking this medication.
Q 5. Is Lagicad 5000IU Injection a chemotherapy medication?
Yes, Lagicad 5000IU Injection is a chemotherapy medicine that is used to treat Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (cancer of white blood cells).
Fact Box of Lagicad 5000iu Injection
Molecule name: L-Asparaginase
Pharmacological class: Enzyme
Therapeutic class: Antitumor agent
Indications: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
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