What is Fludarabine ?
Fludarabine Injection is used in the treatment of blood cancer called chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). It may be used to treat other conditions, as determined by the doctor. It is sometimes used with certain other medicines as part of combination chemotherapy.
How Fludarabine is used?
Fludarabine Injection is given as an infusion into veins under the supervision of a doctor. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.
Common side effects of this Injection:
The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, and rash. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells (decrease white blood cells and red blood cells) in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with heart, liver, and blood uric acid levels.
Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have heart disease, liver, or kidney problems or are taking any medicines to treat infections. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your doctor know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.
Trade Name:- Fludocyte
Manufacturer: Intas Pharma