What To Think About
Consider the following if you are given intravenous (IV) mitomycin:
- Use of mitomycin can damage the lung tissue. Tell your doctor if you have shortness of breath, a cough, or chest pain.
- Mitomycin can affect your ability to have children. You may not be able to become pregnant or father a child after taking this medicine. Before starting treatment, talk with your doctor about fertility issues.
- Mitomycin can cause birth defects. Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant or wish to become pregnant or father a child while you are taking it.
- Mitomycin can damage the tissue around a vein if it leaks into the tissue while it is being given. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any stinging or burning around the vein while this medicine is being given.
- Do not drink alcoholic beverages or take medicines that contain aspirin while you are being treated with mitomycin, because these can cause bleeding in the stomach.
If mitomycin is placed in the bladder, wash your skin after you urinate. Carefully wash any area urine may have touched, including the tender tissue around the opening where urine comes out. This can help prevent irritation.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 2, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology