Mitomycin Pyelocalyceal

Name: Mitomycin Pyelocalyceal

Why is this medication prescribed?

Mitomycin pyelocalyceal is used to treat a certain type of urothelial cancer (cancer of the lining of the bladder and other parts of the urinary tract) in adults. Mitomycin is in a class of medications called anthracenediones (anticancer antibiotics). Mitomycin pyelocalyceal treats cancer by stopping the growth and spread of certain cells.

What special precautions should I follow?

Before receiving mitomycin pyelocalyceal,

  • tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to mitomycin, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in the mitomycin preparation. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
  • tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: diuretics ('water pills').
  • tell your doctor if you have a hole or tear in your bladder or urinary tract. Your doctor will probably tell you not to receive mitomycin pyelocalyceal.
  • tell your doctor if you have or have ever had kidney disease.
  • tell your doctor if you or your partner are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or if you plan on fathering a child. You should not become pregnant during your treatment with mitomycin pyelocalyceal. If you are female, you will need to take a pregnancy test before you start treatment and use birth control to prevent pregnancy during your treatment and for 6 months after your final dose. If you are male, you and your female partner should use birth control during your treatment and for 3 months after your final dose. Talk to your doctor about birth control methods that you can use during your treatment. If you or your partner becomes pregnant during your treatment with mitomycin pyelocalyceal, call your doctor immediately. Mitomycin pyelocalyceal may harm the fetus.
  • tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while you are receiving mitomycin pyelocalyceal and for 1 week after your final dose.
  • you should know that mitomycin pyelocalyceal may temporarily change the color of your urine to a blue-green color after you receive a dose. You must avoid contact with your urine for at least 6 hours after each dose. Both males and females must urinate by sitting on a toilet and flush the toilet several times after use. Then, you must wash your hands, inner thighs, and genital area well with soap and water. If any clothing comes into contact with the urine, it should be washed right away and separately from other clothing.

What should I do if I forget a dose?

If you miss an appointment to receive a dose of mitomycin pyelocalyceal, call your doctor as soon as possible to reschedule.

Brand names

  • Jelmyto®
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