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Can Mitomycin C eye drops makes one feel sick?

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Can mitomycin c eye drops be making me feel sick?
Posted Wed, 11 Sep 2013 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 51 minutes later
Brief Answer:
it could be making you sick

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

This is an antibiotic drop that inhibits the formation of DNA.

There are potential side effects that may or may not occur. These include the following : (1) Skin - possible hair loss and itching

(2) gastrointestinal -nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite

(3)inflammation of the lungs

(4)it can also affect the kidneys

If it is making you nauseous then you may want to speak to your doctor about possible anti emetics that can counter act this effect.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any additional questions
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Follow-up: Can Mitomycin C eye drops makes one feel sick? 24 minutes later
So do these mitomycin eye drops get into the system in the same way as mitomycin would if given introveneously?
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
the risk is less than iv but present

Detailed Answer:

The risk of entering the system is less than if used intravenously but it is still possible.
Most persons do not experience systemic side effects and only experience irritation of the eye itself but everyone responds differently to medication.

If you believe it is contributing to how you are feeling then you may want to consider speaking to your doctor

Please feel free ask any other questions
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