dactinomycin - injection, Cosmegen
GENERIC NAME: DACTINOMYCIN - INJECTION (dack-tin-oh-MY-sin)
BRAND NAME(S): Cosmegen
WARNING: If this medication accidentally leaks into surrounding tissue when being given, the skin and/or muscle may be severely damaged. Tell your doctor immediately if you feel pain or irritation at the injection site.
Be very careful when handling/giving this medication. This medication may be very harmful to your skin, eyes, or mucous membranes. To avoid touching this medication or inhaling its dust or vapors, wear protective clothing (e.g., gown, mask, gloves). If this medication gets in your eye, open the eyelids and flush with water, saline, or an eyewash solution for 15 minutes, then seek immediate medical attention. If this medication touches your skin, nose, mouth, or other area, immediately wash the area well with water for 15 minutes, then seek immediate medical attention. Remove and discard any contaminated clothing.
Since this drug can be absorbed through the skin and lungs, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not handle this medication or breathe the dust from the powder.
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