How to Take Altretamine and Dose of Altretamine


Find out how to take Altretamine (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Altretamine


How it should be taken  

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with food and at bedtime.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

Adult- PO- It may be administered either for 14 or 21 consecutive days in a 28 day cycle at a dose of 260 mg/m/day.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Contraindicated in patients with preexisting severe bone marrow depression, and hypersensitivity.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This medication is an antineoplastic alkylating agent, prescribed for certain types of cancer such as ovarian cancer. It slows the cancer cells growth.

Pregnancy Category

Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Warnings and Precautions  

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of bone marrow cancer, bone marrow depression, decrease in white blood cells, liver problem, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may reduce platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.

Storage Conditions  

Store it at room temperature (25C).
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