Alcrist Injection

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Alcrist Information

Alcrist, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Injection. It is primarily used for the treatment of Blood Cancer. Other than this, Alcrist has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Alcrist. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Common side effects of Alcrist include Constipation, Blurred vision, Difficulty walking. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Alcrist can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. These side effects of Alcrist are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

In addition, Alcrist's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. Further, the section on Alcrist related warnings talks about Alcrist's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

The section on Alcrist contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug reaction of Alcrist with other medicines has been reported. Refer to the list below for further details.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Alcrist is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Alcrist Benefits & Uses

Alcrist is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Alcrist Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Blood Cancer
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 30 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 Weekly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Blood Cancer
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 30 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 Weekly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Blood Cancer
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 3 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 Weekly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Blood Cancer
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 50 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 Weekly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Alcrist Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Alcrist safe for pregnant women?


    Alcrist can cause severe side effects if taken during pregnancy, so, pregnant women should talk to their doctor before taking it.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Alcrist safe during breastfeeding?


    Alcrist may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Alcrist on the Kidneys?


    Alcrist may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Alcrist on the Liver?


    You may experience side effects on your liver after taking Alcrist. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Alcrist on the Heart?


    There are no any side effects of Alcrist for the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Alcrist with Other Drugs

Alcrist should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe



Alcrist Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Alcrist unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Alcrist

  • Is this Alcrist habit forming or addictive?


    Alcrist does not cause addiction.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Alcrist as you may feel sleepy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Alcrist should be used only after doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Alcrist is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

Alcrist Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Alcrist


    Taking Alcrist with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Alcrist


    Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Alcrist with alcohol.

    Unknown


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Vincristine Sulfate

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 865

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 1269-1271



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