This medication is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). It stops or slows the growth of cancer cells.
Contraindicated in patients with serious blood clots, bleeding disorder, chickenpox, shingles, or inflammation of the pancreas, and hypersensitivity.
IM/IV- The recommended dose is 2,500 IU/m2.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or muscle.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver problems, bone marrow problems, sugar, infection, undergoing radiation therapy, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may raise blood sugar level; monitor sugar level regularly while taking this medication.
• It may reduce platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.
• Most Common : Allergic reactions (including anaphylaxis), increased sugar, blood clotting disorder, increase in liver enzyme, inflammation of pancreas, and stroke.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it in refrigerator (2 to 8°C), do not freeze it.
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