Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Mutamycin
Generic Name: mitomycin (Pronunciation: MYE toe MYE sin)
What is mitomycin (Mutamycin)?
Mitomycin is an antineoplastic medication. Mitomycin interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their growth and spread in the body.
Mitomycin is used to treat cancer of the stomach and pancreas.
Mitomycin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of mitomycin (Mutamycin)?
If you experience any of the following serious side effects from mitomycin, contact your doctor immediately:
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue taking mitomycin and talk to your doctor if you experience:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about mitomycin (Mutamycin)?
Mitomycin should only be administered under the supervision of a qualified healthcare provider experienced in the use of cancer chemotherapeutic agents.
Serious side effects have been reported with the use of mitomycin including: allergic reactions (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives); decreased bone marrow function and blood problems (extreme fatigue; easy bruising or bleeding; black, bloody or tarry stools; or fever, chills, or signs of infection); kidney damage (little or no urine production, blood in the urine, lower back or side pain, difficulty urinating, or swelling of the ankles or feet); lung and heart problems; and others. Talk to your doctor about the possible side effects from treatment with mitomycin.
Tell your doctor or nurse right away if you notice redness, pain or swelling at the place of injection or anywhere else on your skin.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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