Cytofos Injection

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Cytofos Information

Cytofos is a prescription medicine that is available as a Injection. It is primarily used for the treatment of Dry Mouth. Secondary and off-label uses of Cytofos have also been mentioned below.

The optimal dosage of Cytofos is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. 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.

Cytofos also has some side effects, the most common being Nausea or vomiting. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Cytofos can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Such side effects of Cytofos normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Cytofos has a Unknown effect for pregnant women and Unknown effect on lactating mothers. In addition, Cytofos's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Cytofos related warnings section.

Cytofos can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Cytofos in conditions like Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension), Dehydration. Some other conditions that can be affected by Cytofos are listed in the contraindications section below.

Besides this, Cytofos may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

You should also be aware that Cytofos is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.



Cytofos Benefits & Uses

Cytofos is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Cytofos 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

Cytofos Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Cytofos safe for pregnant women?


    No research has not been done till date on the safety of Cytofos for pregnant women. So its effects on pregnant women are unknown.

    Unknown
  • Is the use of Cytofos safe during breastfeeding?


    Information about safety of Cytofos for women who are breastfeeding is not available since scientific research on this is yet to be done.

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


    Cytofos rarely harms the kidneys.

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


    Cytofos is not harmful for the liver.

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


    Side effects of Cytofos rarely affect the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Cytofos with Other Drugs

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

Moderate



Cytofos Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Cytofos

  • Is this Cytofos habit forming or addictive?


    Cytofos is not addictive in nature.

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


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

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Cytofos should be used only after doctor's advice.

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


    No, Cytofos is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

Cytofos Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Cytofos


    Cytofos 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 Cytofos


    Drinking alcohol while taking Cytofos may lead to slight side effects. If you experience any side effects, contact your doctor.

    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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