Emcyt Estramustine Phosphate Sodium and/or alternatives
Emcyt 140mgMarketed as Estracyt in European Union Manufacturer: Pfizer Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom
This item requires a prescription from your doctor
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Description of Emcyt
Emcyt is a cancer drug that works by stopping/slowing the growth cancerous cells. The generic name of this drug is Estramustine. It is meant for oral administration. You can buy Emcyt in the form of oral capsules (Emcyt 140 mg). The nonmedical ingredients used in Emcyt are: silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, talc, and sodium lauryl sulfate.
Indications & Dosage of Emcyt
Emcyt is indicated for the treatment of progressive prostate cancer. As this drug is a prescription drug, you need a doctor’s prescription to buy Emcyt.
The recommended daily Emcyt dosage is 14 mg/kg, administered in divided doses. You should take your dosages 60 minutes before or 120 minutes after meals. You should swallow the oral capsule whole with water. Do not take calcium-rich foods, milk products, or milk along with Emcyt capsules.
You should not alter your dosage on your own as this may reduce the efficacy of the drug and/or increase your risk to certain side effects.
Your doctor may ask you to take certain tests during treatment to establish the effectiveness of the treatment. You must ensure that you take all prescribed tests on time.
Side Effects & Interactions of Emcyt
Emcyt may cause certain serious side effects. Discuss the risks associated with Emcyt with your healthcare provider before starting treatment.
Serious side effects associated with this cancer drug may include:
- Easy bruising
- Weight gain, swelling
- Nausea, general ill feeling, sweating, chest pain
- Fast heart rate, wheezing, sudden cough, chest pain
- Swelling or pain in the legs
Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any of the side effects listed above.
Other side effects associated with Emcyt include:
- Feeling tired or weak
- Upset stomach, diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea
- Breast tenderness or swelling
In most cases, the aforementioned side effects are mild and last for only a short period. However, if in your case any of these side effects are severe or last for many days, you should speak to your doctor about it.
Emcyt may interact with other drugs. Patients who are taking any other drugs, including prescription, herbal, or non-prescription drugs, should tell their doctor about them. While you are taking this cancer medicine, it is imperative that you seek your doctor’s approval before taking any new medication.
Warnings & Precautions of Emcyt
You should not buy Emcyt if you are hypersensitive to Estramustine, nitrogen mustard, or estradiol. If you experience a hypersensitive reaction (symptoms: facial flushness, trouble breathing, difficulty swallowing, wheezing, hives, skin rashes, or severe itching) after taking a dosage of Emcyt, you should consult your doctor.
If you have a blood clot or swelling due to blood clotting, you should not use Emcyt. Patients who have/have had certain conditions may require special monitoring. Before starting treatment, tell the doctor about your medical history, especially if you have/have had:
- Migraine headaches
- Chronic heart failure
- High blood pressure
- Heart attack
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Heart disease
If a male fathers a baby while he is taking Emcyt, the child may have birth abnormalities. It is recommended that sexually active men use a condom to ensure that they do not father a child while using this drug.