Brand Names : Zanosar
Streptozocin (strep-toe-ZOE-sin) belongs to the group of medicines known
as alkylating agents. It is used to treat cancer of the pancreas.
Streptozocin seems to interfere with the growth of cancer cells, which
are eventually destroyed. It also directly affects the way the pancreas works.
Since the growth of normal body cells may also be affected by streptozocin,
other effects will also occur. Some of these may be serious and must be reported
to your doctor. Other effects may not be serious but may cause concern. Some
effects may not occur for months or years after the medicine is used.
Before you begin treatment with streptozocin, you and your doctor should
talk about the good this medicine will do as well as the risks of using it.
Streptozocin is to be given only by or under the immediate supervision
of your doctor. It is available in the following dosage form:
Injection (U.S. and Canada)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
In Canada -