This medication is a nucleoside analog, prescribed for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). It blocks cell growth in the body.
IV- The recommended dose is 5 mg/mē by continuous infusion over 3 hours repeated every 8 hours for 3 days. This cycle should be repeated every 6 weeks.
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, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid contact with people who have infections.
It may raise blood sugar level with increased thirst, drowsiness, or confusion. If it is so consult with your doctor immediately.
It may reduce platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.
Most Common :
Anemia, decrease in white blood cells and platelets, fatigue, fever, nausea, cough, constipation, diarrhea, and sugar.
Blood : Inflammation of lymph nodes.
Heart : Lung swelling, low blood pressure and blood clot events.
Eye : Blurred vision.
Gastrointestinal : Vomiting, abdominal pain, mouth ulcer, indigestion, gum bleeding, piles, loose stools, tongue ulceration, difficulty in swallowing, lip ulceration, abdominal distension, abdominal pain upper, gastro-esophageal reflux disease and burning mouth syndrome (BMS).
General : Swelling in the extremities, rigors, pain, lethargy, tenderness, fall, chest discomfort, uneasiness, injection site swelling, pain and irritation.
Liver : Increase in liver enzyme levels.
Injury : Transfusion reaction and abrasion.
Metabolic : Loss of appetite, dehydration and decrease in blood minerals.
Musculoskeletal : Joint pain, pain in limb, back pain, chest wall pain and muscle pain.
Central Nervous system : Headache, dizziness, sensory loss, sleeplessness, confusion, and anxiety.
Genitourinary : Painful urination, urinary frequency and urinary tract infection.
Respiratory : Cough, crackles lung, decreased breath sounds and oxygen.
Skin : Blister, redness, rash, lesion, itching, hair loss, hives and swelling in the face.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it in room temperature.
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