Description of the drug: Suspensio Zymosani suspension of zymosan
ZIMOSAN SUSPENSION (Suspensio Zymosani).
Suspension (1: 1000 in isotonic sodium chloride solution) of polysaccharides obtained from a culture of baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae).
The suspension is white. When standing settles. The liquid above the precipitate is colorless, transparent.
The drug is proposed for use as a nonspecific stimulator of leukopoiesis in radiation therapy and chemotherapy of tumors (see also Leucogen, Pentoxyl).
Intramuscularly administered 1 to 2 ml every other day. The course of treatment is 5 to 10 injections. To prevent the development of leukopenia, they are used simultaneously with radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
The drug is contraindicated in case of high white blood cell count for large tumors, liver metastases.
Release form: in ampoules of 1 and 2 ml (0.001 - 0.002 g of zymosan).
Storage: at a temperature of + 4 to + 20 C.