Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Myelostat 500mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
In cancer, Myelostat 500mg Capsule works by blocking an enzyme (ribonucleotide reductase) which is required for synthesis of DNA. This prevents the cancer cells from growing and multiplying. In sickle cell disease, it works by increasing fetal haemoglobin (HbF) levels in red blood cells (RBCs). This helps the RBCs assume a normal shape, improves blood flow and protects against complications such as painful sickle cell episodes.
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Myelostat 500mg Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Myelostat 500mg Capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Myelostat 500mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Myelostat 500mg Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Myelostat 500mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Myelostat 500mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function test and some blood tests may be advised while you are taking this medicine.
Myelostat 500mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Myelostat 500mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.