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Trabectedin

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Alkylating Agent Cancer-related

Trabectedin - What is it for

​Trabectedin is a chemotherapy drug usually used to treat soft tissue sarcoma. It is given as a 24-hour infusion using an infusion pump.

Trabectedin - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Trabectedin cause?

Early side effects

  • Nausea and vomiting may occur
    There are medications available, which may prevent or decrease these side effects. If you are given these medications, take them as directed.

Delayed side effects

  • A drop in your blood counts may occur several days after treatment
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Tiredness
  • Water retention 

Please seek medical attention if any of the following occurs:

  • Fever of 38°C or higher
  • Unusual bleeding, bruising or black stools
  • Pain, redness or swelling at or near injection site
  • Very bad muscle weakness or muscle pain
  • Very bad swelling with dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Signs of liver problem such as severe abdominal pain, tea-coloured urine, or yellowing of the eyes and/or skin
  • Signs of heart problems such as persistent shortness of breath, swelling of feet or lower legs

Before taking Trabectedin, what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Trabectedin?

Trabectedin - Dosage and How to Use

How should Trabectedin be used?

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

Trabectedin - Handling

How should I handle Trabectedin safely?

Trabectedin - Storage

How should I store Trabectedin?

How should I dispose of Trabectedin safely?

Trabectedin - Additional Information

  • Updated on Friday, December 7, 2018
  • Article contributed by Department of Pharmacy National Cancer Centre Singapore

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