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Need help with Mitromycin shortage!

11 years 1 month ago #25617 by Cynthia
I was able to send on more information to this lady. It seems that it is such a problem that it was discussed at the AUA conference last week. Dr.O'Donnel of U of I stated that adriamacycin was being used instead. It seems that one of the makers Spectrum has been sold but that other company's will begin shipping back orders early this month.

Cynthia Kinsella
T2 g3 CIS 8/04
Clinical Trial
Chemotherapy & Radiation 10/04-12/04
Chemotherapy 3/05-5/05
BCG 9/05-1-06
RC w/umbilical Indiana pouch 5/06
Left Nephrectomy 1/09
President American Bladder Cancer Society

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11 years 1 month ago - 11 years 1 month ago #25615 by Patricia
i thought the shortage was on injectable not intravesical?
Pat

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11 years 1 month ago - 11 years 1 month ago #25613 by Cynthia
I was able to track down the following manufacturers of Mitromycin.

Spectrum Chemical and Medisca and have emailed them for more information on availability. I have also contacted two of our doctors on our medical advisory board.

This website by the US Gov. shows a shortage due to manufacturing delays. But there should be some shipped in early May.

http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/shortages/#Current

At the AUA they mentioned the shortage and said they are using adriamycin instead.

[url]http://www.urotoday.com/264/conference_coverage/aua_2009__bladder_cancer_highlights/aua_2009__a_review_of_aua_clinical_guidelines
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Cynthia Kinsella
T2 g3 CIS 8/04
Clinical Trial
Chemotherapy & Radiation 10/04-12/04
Chemotherapy 3/05-5/05
BCG 9/05-1-06
RC w/umbilical Indiana pouch 5/06
Left Nephrectomy 1/09
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11 years 1 month ago #25612 by Cynthia
I received this from a daughter who's mother has failed BCG and her doctor wishes to use mytomycin but can not obtain it.
Also if you lived in Florida who would you wish to see for a second opinion?

Title: Mytomycin

Message: My mother has bladder cancer and her physician in California wants her to have Mytomycin but states it has been impossible to find for his other patients. Please let me know how to find this drug.


Cynthia Kinsella
T2 g3 CIS 8/04
Clinical Trial
Chemotherapy & Radiation 10/04-12/04
Chemotherapy 3/05-5/05
BCG 9/05-1-06
RC w/umbilical Indiana pouch 5/06
Left Nephrectomy 1/09
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