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Raltitrexed For Colorectal Cancer (Systemic)

Brand Names : Tomudex

Raltitrexed For Colorectal Cancer | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

Proper Use of This Medicine

This medicine is sometimes given together with certain other medicines. If you are using a combination of medicines, it is important that you receive each one at the proper time. If you are taking some of these medicines by mouth, ask your health care professional to help you plan a way to take them at the right times.

This medicine usually causes nausea and vomiting that may be severe. However, it is very important that you continue to receive the medicine, even if you begin to feel ill. Ask your health care professional for ways to lessen these effects, especially if they are severe.

Dosing - The dose of raltitrexed will be different for different patients. The dose that is used may depend on a number of things, including what the medicine is being used for, the patient's size, and whether or not other medicines are also being taken. If you have any questions about the proper dose of raltitrexed, ask your doctor.

  • For parenteral dosage form (injection):
    • For colorectal cancer
      • Adults - 3 milligrams (mg) per square meter of body surface area given over a 15 minute period. The dose may be repeated every 3 weeks.
      • Children - Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Missed dose - If you have any questions about this, check with your doctor.

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