Chemophos 500 mg injection : Uses, Side effects, Dosage

Manufacturer: Natco

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Trade name: Chemophos

Strength: 500 mg

Type: Injection

Active ingredient: Amifostine

Category: cytoprotective agent

Pregnancy category: Amifostine belongs to US FDA pregnancy category C (Risk cannot be ruled out).

Uses: Chemophos 500 mg injection is used to decrease the risk of kidney damage caused by treatment with a anti-cancer drug (cisplatin). It is also used to help prevent dry mouth caused by radiation treatment for head and neck cancer.

How to use: Chemophos 500 mg injection is given by health care provider intra venously at doctors office before 15 to 30 minutes of cancer treatment.

Side Effects: Nausea and vomiting, low blood pressure, dizziness, flushing/feeling of warmth.

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Dosage: 910 mg/m2 administered once daily as a 15 minute IV infusion, 30 minutes before chemotherapy.

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Date last updated: July 28 th, 2016