Theracys (Intravesical)


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Does the possible side effects of using this treatment for bladder cancer outweigh the benefits? For example, would it be prudent for an 83 year old man with severe coronary artery disease to take this medicine? Considering his age and medical problem...
by Donna Wilson in Virginia, 12/08/2005

Theracys (Intravesical) Drug and Prescription Information

Theracys (Intravesical)

Theracys (Intravesical) Medication Classification

BACILLUS OF CALMETTE AND GUERIN (Inside the bladder)

Theracys (Intravesical) Brandname

Tice BCG, Theracys

Theracys (Intravesical) is used for the Treatment

Bacillus of Calmette and Guerin (ba-SILL-us of Kal-met and GER-in) Treats bladder cancer. Also called Bacillus Calmette-Guerin.

When To Not Use Theracys (Intravesical)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to BCG or if your immune system is weak due to other medicines or illness. You should not use this medicine if you have a fever (unless your doctor knows the cause) or if you have a bladder infection

How Should You Use Theracys (Intravesical)

Proper Theracys (Intravesical) Storage

Store Theracys (Intravesical) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Theracys (Intravesical) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Theracys (Intravesical)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Tell your doctor if you have been treated with other cancer medicines or radiation.
  • You should not have treatment with BCG if you are using other medicines that weaken your immune system such as prednisone or other steroid medicine.

Theracys (Intravesical) Warnings

  • Tell your doctor if you have any changes in urinary habits after treatment with BCG live
  • Do not get pregnant while you are being treated with this medicine.
  • If you are breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before you receive this medicine

Theracys (Intravesical) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Cough
  • Fever, chills
  • Bloody urine
  • Urinating more often or feeling like you have to urinate more often
  • Painful urination
  • Nausea. vomiting
  • Skin rash

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