Dactinomycin Lyophilisate For Solution For Injection 500Mcg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Dactinomycin: Lyophilisate for solution for injection (500mcg)

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What is this Medicine?

DACTINOMYCIN (dak ti noe MYE sin) is a chemotherapy drug. It is used to treat many kinds of cancer like Wilms' tumor, some sarcomas, and placental and testicular cancers. It is also used to treat other solid tumors.

In-Depth Information

Dactinomycin 500mcg Powder for Injection

NDC: 553900337
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Malignant Melanoma, Wilms' Tumor, Testicular Cancer, Choriocarcinoma, Hydatidiform Mole, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Trophoblastic Disease, Ewing's Sarcoma

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Kaposi's Sarcoma, Osteogenic Sarcoma

Storage Information
Store between 68 to 77 degrees F
Protect from light
Avoid excessive humidity
Dactinomycin 500mcg Powder for Injection

Reported Side Effects for Dactinomycin 500mcg Powder for Injection

Lyell'S Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
>30.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

SECOND Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

THIRD Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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