Mitomycin-C (Mutamycin) For the Treatment of Cancer
Chemotherapy given for the treatment of cancer
How It Is Given
Injected into vein
Common Side Effects
- Nausea and vomiting
- Flu-like symptoms
- Hair loss may occur, but is not permanent
- Reduced blood counts
Less Common Side Effects
- Lung changes
- Mouth sores
Call Your Health Care Provider if You Develop
- Fever over 100.8° F.
- Shortness of breath, cough or difficulty in breathing.
- Redness and swelling at the injection site.
- Unusual bleeding or bruising.
- Swelling in feet or ankles.
- Hives, rash, or severe itching.
- The drug can be irritating to the tissue if it leaks out of the vein. Tell the person giving the drug if you feel burning, stinging or pain while the drug is being given.
- Do not take aspirin or aspirin-containing products while taking this medicine.
- Do not breastfeed while taking this medicine.
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Last Updated: 09/16/2011
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