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Dactinomycin, Cosmegen


Dactinomycin is an antibiotic, blocks RNA synthesis in the S-phase


antibiotic, blocks RNA synthesis in S-phase


choriocarcinoma, Ewing's sarcoma, hydatidiform mole, malignant melanoma, ovarian carcinoma, soft-tissue sarcoma, testicular carcinoma, Wilms's tumor,

Side Effects

abdominal pain, agranulocytosis, alopecia, anemia, anorexia, ascites, diarrhea, elevated hepatic enzymes, esophagitis, hepatitis, hepatomegaly, hypocalcemia, injection site reaction, leukopenia, nausea/vomiting, neutropenia, pancytopenia, stomatitis, thrombocytopenia,

Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions

Positive interactions:

Lactobacillus acidophilus
Probiotics replace normal intestinal bacteria, which may reduce the side effect of diarrhea associated with antibiotics.

Sacchromyces boulardii
Sacchromyces boulardii may prevent antibiotic-related diarrhea.

Vitamin K
Antibiotics may cause vitamin K deficiency by destroying the beneficial bacteria that produce it.




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