Lanvis Thioguanine and/or alternatives

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Lanvis 40mg

Manufacturer: Glaxo Smithkline Source Country : Turkey

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Description of Lanvis

Lanvis is a chemotherapy drug which belongs to a class of medicines known as cytotoxic drugs. The active constituent of Lanvis is an antimetabolite known as thioguanine, which works by arresting cancer cell cycles. This leads to cell death.

The generic name of Lanvis is Thioguanine. This drug is available, to patients who have been asked to buy Lanvis, in the form of 40mg oral tablets containing lactose, gum acacia, magnesium stearate, stearic acid and potato starch as inactive constituents.

Indications & Dosage of Lanvis

Lanvis has been indicated in patients with acute nonlymphocytic leukaemia or chronic granulocytic leukaemia.

Patients are required to adhere to the dosage as prescribed by their doctors. The usual starting dose for Lanvis is 2mg per kg of weight, which may be changed at the doctor’s discretion to a higher dosage of 3mg per kg of weight if desired results are not achieved within the first four weeks. Blood count should be monitored by an expert at close intervals.

Overdosing on a cytotoxic drug may have serious adverse effects on the health of the consumer. Patients who buy Lanvis need to be careful while handling and storing this medicine. The drug should be stored away from children, heat, and moisture at room temperature.

Side Effects & Interactions of Lanvis

Patients may or may not experience unwanted reactions due to the usage of Lanvis. Some of the more common and temporary side effects of Lanvis are as follows :

  • Itchy skin, rashes
  • Nausea, loss of appetite and vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Some side effects of Lanvis should be notified to the doctor as early as possible as they may pose some threat to the health of the patient. Some of them are:

  • Sores on the lips or inside the mouth
  • Jaundice
  • Trouble maintaining balance
  • Swollen limbs
  • Pain in the joints

In case any of the following severe side effects of Lanvis occur, they should be reported to the doctor immediately:

  • Paleness
  • Dark colored urine
  • Sudden weight gain
  • Abdominal pain or bloating
  • Sore throat, coughing and hoarse voice
  • Passage of black or bloody stools
  • Body ache
  • Unexpected bruising and bleeding

There may be other effects of Lanvis on the patient. Not all side effects have been included in the lists above. Patients should always stay in touch with their doctors while using this medicine to minimize health risks.

Individuals using certain drugs may need an alteration in their Lanvis dosage or need to stop it altogether due to the chance of interactions between two groups of medicines. To minimize unforeseen effects on the health as a result of drug interactions, patients should disclose all medications being used by them to their doctors. Some of the drugs known to interact with Lanvis are: amino salicylate drugs, allopurinol, busulfan, probenecid, plicamycin, colchicine, interferon, live vaccinations and other cancer medications.

Warnings & Precautions of Lanvis

Lanvis may be contraindicated in individuals with certain health conditions. Doctors need to be aware of the past medical history and current health problems of a patient before advising Lanvis use. Some of the conditions likely to interfere with Lanvis treatment are:

  • Leukopenia
  • Kidney or liver disorders
  • Anemia
  • Viraemia
  • Lesch Nyhan syndrome

Women should avoid pregnancy while using Lanvis. Nursing and pregnant women should also avoid Lanvis.



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