Dacilon 0.5 Mg Injection


Generic Brand Dactinomycin
Strength 0.5 mg
Pharma Form Injection/s
Manufacturer Celon Laboratories
Treatment Testicular cancer, Wilms’ tumor
Pack Size 1 Injection/s, 2 Injection/s, 3 Injection/s
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Dacilon 0.5 Mg Injection

Dacilon 0.5 mg Injection is use for the treatment of several kinds of cancer such as some kinds of cancer that affect the testicles (testicular cancer), uterus or womb (gestational trophoblastic neoplasia), kidneys (Wilms’ tumor), bones and muscles (Ewing’s sarcoma).

Injection works by interfering with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroy. It is given under the supervision of a healthcare professional and should not be self-administered. It might be given as a single therapy or in combination with some other medication. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised.

Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to. You should avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase your risk of liver damage.

side effects

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, mouth ulcers and loss of appetite. If they do not go away or get worse, tell your doctor. There may be ways of preventing or reducing these effects. It is very strong medicine and some people may develop serious side effects while taking it. This medicine may lower your ability to fight infections and lead to problems with your blood, liver or kidneys. Your doctor will advise you regular blood tests to check for these.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have liver, or kidney problems or are taking any medicines to treat infections. Many other medicines can affect, or be affect by, this medicine so let your doctor know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. It may harm your baby. You and your partner should avoid becoming pregnant or fathering a child for several months after your treatment with it has stopped. Your doctor may perform several tests such as blood tests, and physical examinations both before and during treatment with this medicine.


  • Testicular cancer
  • Wilms’ tumor
  • Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia
  • Ewing’s sarcoma

Side effects

  • Diarrhea
  • Heartburn
  • Blood in the urine or stools
  • Mouth sores
  • Joint pain
  • Skin Rash
  • Vomiting

Uses of Dacilon Injection

What is it prescribed for?

Wilm’s Tumour

This medicine is use in the treatment of Wilm’s Tumour (a malignant tumor which occurs in the kidney).

Ewing’s Sarcoma

This medicine is use in the treatment of Ewing’s sarcoma, a type of cancer which affects the bone or soft tissues surrounding the bone such as nerves or cartilage.


This medicine is use in the treatment of Rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of cancer that affects the skeletal muscle cells (rhabdomyloblasts).

Testicular Cancer

This medicine is use in the treatment of Testicular Cancer, a type of cancer that affects the testicles where the male hormones and sperms are secret

Trophoblastic Disease

This medicine is use in the treatment of Trophoblastic Disease, a rare type of cancer in which trophoblast cells grow abnormally in the uterus after conception.


Missed Dose

Since this medicine is usually administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical/hospital setting, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low.


Since this medicine is administered in the hospital setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very less. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspect.

How it works

It works by inhibiting and slowing the growth of the cancer cells in the body.

Additional Information

Pack Size

1 Injection/s, 2 Injection/s, 3 Injection/s