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It is recommended that DTIC-Dome (dacarbazine) be administered under the supervision of a qualified physician experienced in the use of cancer chemotherapeutic agents.
- Hemopoietic depression is the most common toxicity with DTlC-Dome (See WARNING).
- Hepatic necrosis has been reported (See WARNING).
- Studies have demonstrated this agent to have a carcinogenic and teratogenic effect when used in animals.
- In treatment of each patient, the physician must weigh carefully the possibility of achieving therapeutic benefit against the risk of toxicity.
DTlC-Dome Sterile (dacarbazine) is a colorless to an ivory colored solid which is light sensitive. Each vial contains 100 mg of dacarbazine, or 200 mg of dacarbazine (the active ingredient), anhydrous citric acid and mannitol. DTlC-Dome is reconstituted and administered intravenously (pH 3–4). DTlC-Dome is an anticancer agent. Chemically, DTlC-Dome is 5-(3, 3-dimethyl-l-triazeno)-imidazole-4-carboxamide (DTlC) with the following structural formula:
What are the possible side effects of dacarbazine (Dtic-Dome)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- severe or continued vomiting;
- fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
- easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin;
- pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating; or
- nausea, upper stomach pain,...
What are the precautions when taking dacarbazine (Dtic-Dome)?
Before using dacarbazine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, liver disease, blood disorders, decreased bone marrow function, current infections.
Do not have immunizations/vaccinations without the consent of your doctor, and avoid contact with people who have recently received polio vaccine by mouth or flu vaccine inhaled through the nose.
Since this medication can increase your risk of developing serious infections, wash your hands well to prevent the...
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/5/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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