Q. When should I call my doctor right away?
Get medical help right away if you have muscle cramping, muscle weakness, confusion, visual loss or disturbances, blindness, seizures, headaches, shortness of breath, swelling of your feet or changes in your heartbeat, high blood pressure, tiredness, fainting, coughing and breathing difficulties or tightness in the chest.
Q. What precautions should I take to reduce the chances of getting infected during treatment with Veltip 2mg Injection?
Since Veltip 2mg Injection lowers the number of white blood cells and platelets in your blood, it puts you at risk of getting an infection or bleeding. In order to prevent, avoid people who have infections. Check with your doctor immediately if you think you may be getting an infection, or if you get a fever, chills, cough; be careful not to cut yourself when you are using sharp objects such as a razor or nail cutters, and use a toothbrush with soft bristles to prevent bleeding from gums.
Q. Can Veltip 2mg Injection affect my lungs? What should I do?
Yes, this medicine might cause potentially fatal problems in your lung. If you feel severe shortness of breath, confusion, dry cough, dizziness, or extreme tiredness, talk to your doctor right away.
Q. Does Veltip 2mg Injection cause hair loss?
Yes, while taking this medicine, your hair may become brittle and break. You may also experience patchy hair loss or thinning. These conditions tend to resolve once treatment is stopped. Be gentle when brushing and washing hair to manage hair loss.
Q. Are there any precautions for tingling sensation and numbness in my arms and legs?
This medicine causes tingling, numbness, pain, or burning sensation in your arms or legs. Be careful when moving around, as the numbness may make it harder to walk, feel your hands or feet, or increase your risk of falls. Talk to your doctor if you feel these symptoms. You may need to change your dose or schedule.
Q. I have noticed some changes in my skin after taking Veltip 2mg Injection? What should I do?
Use a moisturizer to get relief from rashes, dry and itchy skin. Avoid direct sunlight, wear protective clothing, and use sunscreen with (SPF more than 15) whenever you step outdoors. Do not go swimming if you have a rash because the chlorine in the water can make it worse. Avoid hot water bath and wear loose and cotton fabric clothes. Your skin will tend to become better once treatment is stopped.
Q. How to relieve constipation during the treatment?
To relieve constipation, include fiber in your diet (fruits and vegetables), drink 8-10 glasses of fluids a day, and keep active. A stool softener (with a doctor’s prescription) once or twice a day may prevent constipation. If you do not have a bowel movement for 2-3 days, consult your doctor.
Q. I am experiencing nausea and extreme tiredness. Is this due to Veltip 2mg Injection?
Nausea and fatigue or tiredness are some of the common side-effects of this medicine. Eat smaller, more frequent meals to reduce the feeling of nausea. Avoid food that is salty, spicy, fried, or fatty. Take plenty of rest and do light exercise daily to keep yourself active and reduce fatigue.
Q. I am noticing a change in my taste. How shall I improve my taste?
You may experience a metallic taste or find that food has no taste at all. You may dislike foods or beverages that you liked before receiving cancer treatment. Rinse your mouth with a solution of salt and bicarbonate of soda before mealtimes to neutralize the bad taste in your mouth. You can also add extra flavor or seasonings to your food.