This medication is an alkylating agent, prescribed for certain types of cancer.
Contraindicated in the presence of known infectious diseases and hypersensitivity.
A total dose of 0.4 mg/kg of body weight for each course usually is given either as a single dose or in divided doses of 0.1 to 0.2 mg/kg per day.
It comes as a powder (diluted with fluid) for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of any infection like chickenpox, bone marrow depression, low white blood cell counts, anemia, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Avoid contact with people who have infections.
• It may affect platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.
• Avoid alcohol consumption.
• It may lead to dehydration, drink adequate fluid.
• General :
• Miscellaneous : Nausea, vomiting, depression, fatigue, weakness, dizziness, lightheadedness and drowsiness.
Avoid excess dosage.
This drug is injected only under the supervision of a physician.
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