This medication is a synthetic anti-cancer agent, prescribed for hairy cell leukemia. It works by stopping the growth of tumor cells.
IV- The recommended dose is a single course given by continuous infusion for 7 consecutive days at a dose of 0.09 mg/kg/day.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
• It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• It may reduce platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.
• Avoid contact with people who have infections.
• ♦Avoid live attenuated vaccination while using this medication.
• Most Common :
Fatigue, nausea, and injection site reactions.
• Body as a Whole : Fever, fatigue, chills, weakness, increased sweating, uneasiness and trunk pain.
• Gastrointestinal : Nausea, decreased appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and abdominal pain.
• Blood : Bruising and nose bleed.
• Central Nervous System : Headache, dizziness and sleeplessness.
• Heart : Fast heart rate and fluid retention.
• Respiratory : Abnormal breath sounds, cough, abnormal chest sounds and shortness of breath.
• Skin : Rash, itching, pain and redness.
• Musculoskeletal : Muscle pain and joint pain.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store this medication as directed by your physician.
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