Amifostine Injection

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Amifostine Information

Amifostine is an allopathic medicine Secondary and off-label uses of Amifostine have also been mentioned below. The correct dosage of Amifostine depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.



Amifostine Benefits & Uses

Amifostine is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Amifostine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Dry Mouth
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Before radiation therapy
Geriatric
  • Disease: Dry Mouth
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 500 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: before radiation therapy


Amifostine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Amifostine is used -

Mild

Common

  • Nausea or vomiting

Amifostine Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Amifostine safe for pregnant women?


    Side effects of Amifostine during pregnancy are not known because scientific research on this topic hasn't been done.

    Unknown
  • Is the use of Amifostine safe during breastfeeding?


    Due to lack of research work on this topic, the side effects of Amifostine for breastfeeding women are not known.

    Unknown
  • What is the effect of Amifostine on the Kidneys?


    Very few cases of side effects of Amifostine on kidney have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Amifostine on the Liver?


    Amifostine is not harmful for the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Amifostine on the Heart?


    Side effects of Amifostine rarely affect the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Amifostine with Other Drugs

Amifostine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Moderate



Amifostine Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Amifostine unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Amifostine

  • Is this Amifostine habit forming or addictive?


    Amifostine does not cause addiction.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    After taking Amifostine, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Amifostine can make you drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Amifostine only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Amifostine is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

Amifostine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Amifostine


    Taking Amifostine with some specific foods may delay its effect. Talk to your doctor about this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Amifostine


    Taking Amifostine and alcohol together may cause some problems. If you notice any of these side effects, it is best to go to your doctor.

    Mild


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Ethyol® (amifostine)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 876

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 133-134



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