Cosmegen Coupon - Cosmegen 1ml of 0.5mg vial
DACTINOMYCIN 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. Compare polypeptide antibiotics.
Cosmegen Coupon - Cosmegen 1ml of 0.5mg vial

Cosmegen Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine. You will need important blood work done while you are taking this medicine.

This drug may make you feel generally unwell. This is not uncommon, as chemotherapy can affect healthy cells as well as cancer cells. Report any side effects. Continue your course of treatment even though you feel ill unless your doctor tells you to stop.

Call your doctor or health care professional for advice if you get a fever, chills or sore throat, or other symptoms of a cold or flu. Do not treat yourself. This drug decreases your body's ability to fight infections. Try to avoid being around people who are sick.

This medicine may increase your risk to bruise or bleed. Call your doctor or health care professional if you notice any unusual bleeding.

Be careful brushing and flossing your teeth or using a toothpick because you may get an infection or bleed more easily. If you have any dental work done, tell your dentist you are receiving this medicine.

Avoid taking products that contain aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen, or ketoprofen unless instructed by your doctor. These medicines may hide a fever.

Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine. Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information. Do not breast-feed an infant while taking this medicine.


Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Black, tarry stools

blood in the urine or stools

cough or hoarseness accompanied by fever or chills

diarrhea (continuing)

difficulty with swallowing

fever or chills


lower back or side pain accompanied by fever or chills

painful or difficult urination accompanied by fever or chills

pinpoint red spots on the skin

sores in the mouth and on the lips

stomach pain (continuing)

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness


Joint pain

pain at the injection site

swelling of the feet or lower legs


yellow eyes or skin

Incidence not known

Abdominal or stomach cramps


body aches or pain

chapped, red, or swollen lips





difficulty with breathing

difficulty with moving

difficulty with swallowing

dryness or soreness of the throat

flushing or redness of the skin

growth retardation

irregular heartbeats

muscle aching or cramping

muscle cramps in the hands, arms, feet, legs, or face

muscle pains or stiffness

numbness and tingling around the mouth, fingertips, or feet

runny nose

scaling, redness, burning, pain, or other signs of inflammation of the lips

shortness of breath

swollen joints

tender, swollen glands in the neck


unusually warm skin

voice changes

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Darkening of the skin

general feeling of discomfort or weakness

nausea and vomiting

skin rash or acne

unusual feeling of dullness or sluggishness

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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