Mitomycin is used to treat cancer in the lining of the urinary tract and kidneys. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

How to use

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using mitomycin and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication is given into the kidney through a tube (catheter) by a health care professional as directed by your doctor. This medication is usually given weekly for the first 6 weeks and then less often as directed by your doctor.

Since this drug can be absorbed through the skin and may harm you, be careful to avoid contact with your urine for at least 6 hours after each treatment. To avoid splashing, sit down on the toilet seat each time you urinate during the 6-hour period after treatment. When you are done, flush the toilet several times. Afterward, wash your hands, your inner thighs, and genital area well with soap and water. If any urine comes into contact with your clothing, the clothing should be washed right away and separately from your other clothing.

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