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  • Generic Emcyt (Estramustine)

Generic Emcyt (Estramustine)

WHAT IS EMCYT (ESTRAMUSTINE)?

Emcyt or estramustine, is a type of medication given for cancer treatment. It is used for treating progressive or metastatic prostate cancer and interferes with the escalation and multiplication of cancer cells.

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EMCYT DOSAGE

  • Avoid taking the medicine in smaller and/or larger dosage or longer than recommended.
  • It needs to be taken on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
  • This medication needs to be taken with water and not milk or any other dairy products.
  • It may take up to 90 days before you receive the full benefit of taking Emcyt.
  • While using Emcyt, the patients’ blood pressure and blood tests need to be monitored at regular intervals.
  • Patients are treated for a period of thirty to ninety days atleast, and the drug is continued as long as the favorable response lasts.
  • If you have missed a dose take it as soon as you recollect, but skip it if its time to take the next dose. Avoid taking extra medication to compensate for the missed dose.

EMCYT PRECAUTIONS:

Emcyt should not be used if an individual is allergic to this drug or has

  • a blood clot;
  • inflammation of vein due to a blood clot; or
  • is allergic to nitrogen mustard or estradiol.

One needs to make sure that before they start this medication, they inform their doctor about their medical history with respect to:

  • if you have suffered from a blood clot, stroke, or heart attack in the past;
  • you suffer from diabetes;
  • prone to a high blood pressure;
  • if you have any heart related disease or a coronary artery disease;
  • you carry a risk of congestive heart failure;
  • migraine headaches;
  • epilepsy or other any other forms of seizure;
  • liver disease;
  • kidney related disorders;
  • any metabolic bone disease
  • The patient needs to avoid any chances of getting their partner pregnant while they are undergoing the treatment for this drug.

EMCYT - WHAT SHOULD BE AVOIDED?

  • Avoid dairy and related products, calcium supplements, or calcium-rich foods.
  • Avoid antacids, vitamin supplements and mineral supplements that contain calcium.
  • The medication can pass into body fluids. Those taking care of the patient need to wear gloves while cleaning up any of the body fluids released by the patient, or, doing laundry or personal hygiene of the patient.
  • Make sure you wash hands before and after removing gloves. Make sure that all the laundry of the patient needs to be washed separately.

EMCYT SIDE EFFECTS

Get and emergency medical help if there are signs of severe allergic reaction such as swelling of lips, face, throat or tongues, hives and breathing difficulty.

Stop the drug completely if you have:
  • Any heart problems, such as shortness of breath, , rapid increase in weight , chest pain or any pressure in the chest area, pain spreading to jaw or shoulder areas, swelling, sweating, nausea;
  • Possible signs of a stroke, such as,sudden numbness or weakness on one side of the body, sudden bouts of severe headache, slurriness of speech, motor problems;
  • signs of a blood clot in your leg, such as,pain, swelling, warmth, or redness; or
  • signs of a blood clot in the lung, such as, severe chest pains, sudden cough, rapid breathing, wheezing, blood while coughing .
Common side effects:
  • breast swelling or tenderness;
  • impotence;
  • nausea, diarrhea, upset stomach;
  • swelling, trouble breathing;
  • leg cramps; or
  • abnormal liver function tests.
  • Anxiety; breast enlargement or tenderness;
  • bruising; chest pain; diarrhea;
  • hair thinning;
  • headache; hoarseness; leg cramps;
  • loss of appetite;
  • mood swings; nausea;
  • sleep loss;
  • sore throat;
  • stomach ache;
  • vein inflammation;
  • Watery eyes.
  • There is an increased risk of thrombosis, including fatal and nonfatal myocardial infarction, in men receiving estrogens for prostatic cancer.

BEFORE STARTING THE DRUG: EMCYT

Some medical conditions may interact with Emcyt, let your doctor know:

  • if you are/suspect that you are pregnant, planning to start a family, or breast-feeding
  • if you are on any prescription/ non prescription medication, any kind of herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have any allergies
  • if you have cerebral vascular disease or cardiovascular disease
  • if you have diabetes or any heart related disease

Some medicines have the possibility of interacting with this drug, but till now, no specifications have been made.

FURTHER PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN: EMCYT

  • The drug may affect the blood sugar of a diabetic patient. The patient and the healthcare provider need to closely monitor the sugar levels of the former to determine or change the dosage of the diabetic medicine.
  • Emcyt may lead to an alteration in liver function tests, bilirubin and testosterone blood levels. Thus, all the doctors who treat the patient and lab personnel need to be aware of that the patient is being given this drug.
  • Men and women need to resort to effective contraceptives when using Emcyt.
  • The drug should not be used of the patient is pregnant or suspects that she is pregnant. If a woman is breast feeding while on the drug they need to discuss with their healthcare provider about the risks to your infant.