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Generic Name: Streptozocin [STREP-toe-zoe-sin]
The Class of Drugs: Alkylating agents

What is Zanosar?

Zanosar helps treat pancreatic cancer.Zanosar can be used for other purposes that are not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Zanosar

See a doctor immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, like hives, trouble breathing, and swelling of your lips, tongue, throat, or face.

Zanosar may cause serious side effects. Consult your physician immediately if you experience:

  • Very little or no urination, swelling, and rapid weight gain.
  • Loss of appetite, confusion, vomiting, or discomfort in your side or lower back
  • Easily bleeding, unusual bruising, or the appearance of red or purple spots beneath the skin
  • Issues with the liver, such as stomach discomfort (upper right side), tiredness, itching, the dark color of urine, the clay-coloured stool, jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin),
  • Low white blood cell count low white blood cell counts low white blood cell counts, fever, mouth sores, wounds on the skin, irritation of the throat, cough, difficulty breathing

Common adverse effects of zanosar can include:

  • Nausea, vomiting,
  • Swelling and redness. It can also cause burning or tenderness in the area where the medication is injected.

This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report any symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Zanosar may damage your kidneys or liver and can cause extreme vomiting or diarrhea.

If you take Zanosar, you should be able to reach the hospital or emergency room immediately in the event of a serious adverse reaction. You might require regular blood tests to confirm that Zanosar isn't producing harmful adverse effects.

Before you take this drug

Inform your doctor if you were ever diagnosed with:

  • Kidney disease;
  • The liver condition;
  • A bleeding or blood clotting disorder;
  • Suppressing the marrow.

Utilizing Zanosar can increase the chance of developing other kinds of cancer, like stomach cancer. Consult your physician regarding your risk.

Zanosar could cause harm to a baby who is not yet born. Use effective birth control to stop pregnancy and notify your physician if you are pregnant.It is not recommended to feed your baby while using Zanosar.

How to take Zanosar?

Zanosar is administered as an injection into the vein. The healthcare professional will give the injection.Zanosar increases the chance of bleeding or infections. You'll require frequent medical tests. Your treatment for cancer could be delayed, depending on the results.

What happens If I miss a dose?

Contact your doctor for advice. If you do not make an appointment to receive your Zanosar,

What happens if I overdose?

Since the medication is prescribed by a health expert in a medical environment, the risk of overdose is less likely to occur.

What should be avoided?

Avoid driving and other hazardous activities until you are aware of the extent to which Zanosar can affect your body. The way you react could be impaired.Beware of those who are sick or suffer from infections. Contact your doctor right away in the event that you show symptoms of an infection.

Do not get any "live" vaccine while using Zanosar, and stay clear of coming into contact with anyone who has recently been exposed to a live vaccine. There is a risk that the virus will be transmitted to you. Measles is a live virus that includes rubella, mumps (MMR), rotavirus, yellow fever, typhoid, varicella (chickenpox), zoster (shingles), and the nasal virus (influenza) vaccination.

Interaction with other drugs

Discuss with your doctor any other medications you take, including:

This list isn't complete. Other drugs can interact with Zanosar, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Some interactions with drugs are not listed here. are included here.