Unicristin Injection

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Unicristin Information

Unicristin, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Injection. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Blood Cancer. Unicristin also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The correct dosage of Unicristin depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Common side effects of Unicristin include Constipation, Blurred vision, Difficulty walking. Some other side effects of Unicristin have been listed ahead. Such side effects of Unicristin normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

Unicristin's effect during pregnancy is Severe and Severe while nursing. Further, the section on Unicristin related warnings talks about Unicristin's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Unicristin contraindications section.

Drug interactions for Unicristin have been reported in the medical literature. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

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



Unicristin Benefits & Uses

Unicristin is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Unicristin 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

Unicristin Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Unicristin safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Unicristin. If you are pregnant, do not take Unicristin without a doctor's advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Unicristin safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Unicristin. It should only be taken after medical advice.

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


    Unicristin may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

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


    Unicristin may cause harmful effects on liver. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

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


    Unicristin is completely safe for the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Unicristin with Other Drugs

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

Severe



Unicristin Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Unicristin

  • Is this Unicristin habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Unicristin has not been reported.

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


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

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Unicristin only on doctor's advice.

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


    No, Unicristin cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Unicristin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Unicristin


    It is safe to take Unicristin with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Unicristin


    No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Unicristin with alcohol will be.

    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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