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Buy Generic Matulane Online

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GENERIC ALTERNATIVE LISTING - Procarbazine
Dosage Pack Size & Price Qty
50mg
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MATULANE (PROCARBAZINE)

Matulane Description

Matulane or generic Procarbazine is an alkylating agent prescribed as part of a chemotherapy drug regimen to treat children and adults with advanced Hodgkin’s disease, also called Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which is a cancer of your lymphatic system. Your lymphatic system is designed to help your immune system fight infections and get rid of waste. Risk factors for Hodgkin’s lymphoma include a family history of the disease, a weakened immune system, or you had an illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.

How Matulane Causes the Inability of Cancer Cells to Multiply

Matulane is most active during the resting phase of the cell which makes it a cell-cycle nonspecific. When taken as directed with your other chemo medications, Matulane interferes with the genetic material of cancer cells to disable its ability to multiply. The reason for using more than one cancer drug is to try and attack the cancer cells at different stages. This is why treatment is usually given for a specific time period and stopped, then repeated a month or so later.

Cancer cells can multiply rapidly so it takes a while to get a handle on lowering their numbers. Unfortunately, some of your normal cells are affected as well during treatment which can cause you to feel nauseous and weak. Matulane or generic Procarbazine generic may not be a cure for Hodgkin’s disease, but with the right treatment at the right time, you can live years longer than with some cancers.

Conditions Treated by Matulane

The main cause of Hodgkin’s disease (HD) is still a mystery but it has been linked to cell changes and the Epstein-Barr virus responsible for mononucleosis. The first sign that something is going on is usually swollen lymph nodes found in the upper part of your body, on either or both sides of your neck, or in your armpit.

Hodgkin’s originates in your white blood cells (lymphocytes) that are meant to help fight infections and protect you from germs but are instead, growing abnormally and spreading past your lymphatic system. Your initial treatment be carried out in hospital with chemotherapy drugs administered intravenously for a few rounds; then you can take oral chemo drugs, including Matulane, in the comfort of your own home.

This type of cancer is considered one of the most curable forms when found in the beginning stages and the later stages have a high survival rate with the right drugs. Matulane may also be prescribed to treat non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Before Matulane is Prescribed

Ask your doctor about the safety of taking Matulane while you are pregnant, may become pregnant or are breast feeding. You may be advised to use a birth control drug, device, or condom to avoid a pregnancy while taking the chemotherapy meds. Discuss other medical conditions or allergies you have and list any OTC or Rx drugs you are taking, including herbal, dietary, and vitamin supplements so your doctor can determine if Matulane is right for you.

Matulane Precautions

Ask your doctor about food and beverage restrictions while on Matulane. Stop smoking and do not consume alcohol during your treatment. Until you know how Matulane will affect you, avoid driving, and other tasks that be unsafe. Your skin may be more sensitive to sunlight so wear protective clothing and sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 when you are outside.

Possible Side Effects of Matulane

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Loss of appetite

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