(ES tra MUS teen) Brand: Emcyt
What is the most significant information I must know about estramustine?
You must not use this medicine if you have a blood clot, swelling of a vein caused by a blood clot, or if you have ever had an allergic reaction to estradiol or nitrogen mustard.
What is estramustine?
Estramustine is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.
Estramustine is used to treat metastatic or progressive prostate cancer.
Estramustine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medicine guide.
What must I discuss with my healthcare provider till taking estramustine?
You must not use estramustine if you are allergic to it, or if you have:
· a blood clot;
· swelling of a vein caused by a blood clot; or
· if you have ever had an allergic reaction to estradiol or nitrogen mustard.
To create certain estramustine is safety for you, speak your doctor if you have:
· a history of blood clot, stroke, or heart attack;
· tall blood pressure (hypertension);
· heart malady or coronary artery malady (atherosclerosis);
· congestive heart failure;
· migraine headaches;
· epilepsy or another seizure disorder;
· liver disease;
· kidney malady; or
· a metabolic bone malady (such as Paget's disease).
If a man fathers a child while using estramustine, the child may have birth defects. Use a condom to prevent pregnancy during your treatment. Ask your doctor how long you must continue using condoms after you stop taking estramustine.
How must I take estramustine?
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medication in larger or less amounts or for longer than recommended.
Take estramustine on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour till or 2 hours after a meal.
Take this medicine with water, not with milk or another dairy products.
While using estramustine, you may need frequent blood trials at your doctor's office. Your blood pressure will also need to be checked often.
This medicine can reason unusual results with determined medical trials. Speak any doctor who treats you that you are using estramustine.
Store estramustine capsules in the refrigerator and do not let it to freeze.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed doze as soon as you remember. Skip the missed doze if it is nearly time for your following scheduled doze. Do not take extra medication to create up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Search abnormal medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What must I avoid while taking estramustine?
Do not take this medicine with milk, milk commodity, calcium supplements, or calcium-rich foods such as ice cream, yogurt, broccoli, and others.
Avoid using antacids or vitamin/mineral supplements that contain calcium. Calcium can create it harder for your body to absorb estramustine.
This medication can pass into body fluids (including urine, feces, vomit, semen, vaginal fluid). For at least 48 hours after you receive a doze, avoid allowing your body fluids to come into contact with your hands or another surfaces. Patients and caregivers must wear rubber gloves while cleaning up body fluids, handling contaminated trash or laundry or changing diapers. Wash hands till and after removing gloves. Wash soiled clothing and linens apart from another laundry.
Body fluids must not be handled by a woman who is pregnant or who may become pregnant. Use condoms during sexual activity to avoid exposure to body fluids.
What are the possible side effects of estramustine?
Get abnormal medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your person, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using estramustine and call your doctor at once if you have:
· chest pain or hard feeling, pain spreading to the hand or shoulder, nausea, sweating, common ill feeling;
· sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body), sudden severe headache, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance;
· sudden cough, wheezing, rapid breathing, coughing up blood;
· pain, swelling, warmth, or redness in one or both legs;
· shortness of breath (even with mild exertion), swelling, rapid weight gain; or
· light bruising.
General side effects may include:
· nausea, loss of appetite, diarrhea, upset stomach;
· feeling weak or tired;
· breast swelling or tenderness; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may message side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What another drugs will affect estramustine?
Another drugs may interact with estramustine, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal commodity. Speak every of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medication you start or stop using.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about estramustine.
Remember, hold this and all another medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medicine only for the indication prescribed.
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