Amifostine

Prescription Required



  • Manufactured by: Jan Aushadhi
  • Storage: Store at room temperature


Amifostine Information



Amifostine Benefits & Uses

Amifostine is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Amifostine 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: Dry Mouth
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Before radiation therapy
Geriatric
  • Disease: Dry Mouth
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: before radiation therapy


Amifostine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Amifostine is used -

Mild

Common

  • Nausea or vomiting

Amifostine Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Amifostine safe for pregnant women?


    No research has been done to ascertain the safety of Amifostine in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, it is best to ask a doctor to know if you can take it.

    Unknown
  • Is the use of Amifostine safe during breastfeeding?


    Due to lack of research work on this topic, the side effects of Amifostine for breastfeeding women are not known.

    Unknown
  • What is the effect of Amifostine on the Kidneys?


    Amifostine has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

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


    Using Amifostine does not have any harmful effects on the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Amifostine on the Heart?


    Amifostine may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Amifostine with Other Drugs

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

Moderate



Amifostine Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Amifostine

  • Is this Amifostine habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Amifostine is addictive.

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


    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Amifostine can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Amifostine only as per medical advice.

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


    No, Amifostine cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Amifostine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Amifostine


    Amifostine may take longer to act if you eat some foods while taking it. Follow your doctor's advice on this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Amifostine


    Side effects of drinking alcohol and taking Amifostine at the same time are rare and minor. However, if you face any side effects, talk to your doctor immediately.

    Mild


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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; Ethyol® (amifostine)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 876

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 133-134



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