Hycamtin Dosage

General Information on Using Hycamtin

Some considerations for people taking Hycamtin include the following:
 
  • Hycamtin comes in both injectable and oral capsule form.
     
  • Hycamtin capsules are taken by mouth, usually once daily for five days, every 21 days (for a certain number of cycles). They can be taken with or without food.
     
  • Do not crush or open Hycamtin capsules. Do not handle capsules that are damaged in any way.
     
  • If you vomit a dose of Hycamtin capsules, you should not "make up" the dose by taking extra, although you should let your healthcare provider know.
     
  • Hycamtin IV is given via an IV infusion (also known as an "IV drip"), typically once daily (for 30 minutes) for three to five days every 21 days (for a certain number of cycles).
     
  • Let your healthcare provider know immediately if you feel any burning or stinging while receiving the IV infusion, as this may be a sign that the medication is leaking outside the vein (a situation which can be quite serious).
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Chemotherapy works best when it is taken "on schedule," although often the side effects that occur limit a person's ability to stay on schedule with the full dose.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Hycamtin, please talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.
     
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Hycamtin Medication Information

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