This medication is a chemotherapy agent, prescribed for leukemia. It works by blocking cell protein production.
Contraindicated in patients who had already been treated and not responded with this drug, hypersensitivity.
Adult: PO-Initial: The recommended dose is 2 mg/kg/day, up to 3 mg/kg/day after 4 week.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of bone marrow depression, decreased blood platelets, decreased white blood cell count, thiopurine, thyltransferase deficiency, infection, chickenpox, poor immunity, kidney or liver problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may affect platelet counts, avoid bruising or injury.
• Avoid live vaccinations.
• Most Common :
Loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting.
• Liver : Liver damage.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature.
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