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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Cytarabine (Overview)

Cytarabine is an anti-cell breakdown agent which is a kind of cancer drug.


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What is cytarabine for?

What is cytarabine  for?

Cytarabine: Cytarabine is in a class of medications called antimetabolites. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells in your body. It is used in combination with other cheotherapy to treat aute leukemia.Discuss further with you roncologist and see more here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682222.Html. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
22 doctors shared insights

Cytarabine (Overview)

Cytarabine is an anti-cell breakdown agent which is a kind of cancer drug.


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Whats cytarabine used for?

Whats cytarabine used for?

Many cancers: Cytarabine (also known as ara-c) is a very important and widely used chemotherapy agent. It is used in leukemia treatment, as well as for solid tumors. It works by inhibiting dna synthesis in such a way that cancer cells are unable to repair the damage cause by the drug, but normal cells can recover. ...Read more

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What are side effects of chemo. W/ ara-c and daunamyacin?

What are side effects of chemo. W/ ara-c and daunamyacin?

Ara-C & daunorubicin: Combination of ara-c and Daunorubicin is used to treat acute leukemia. They may cause nasuea, vomiting, hair loss, weakness, supression to bone marrow, infection, diarrhea, headache, etc a detail discussion with your oncologist has to be done prior to administration of these drugs. See more here:http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682222.Html;. ...Read more

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What is cytarabine for?

Cytarabine: Cytarabine is in a class of medications called antimetabolites. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells in your body. It is used in combination with other cheotherapy to treat aute leukemia.Discuss further with you roncologist and see more here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682222.Html. ...Read more

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Whats cytarabine used for?

Many cancers: Cytarabine (also known as ara-c) is a very important and widely used chemotherapy agent. It is used in leukemia treatment, as well as for solid tumors. It works by inhibiting dna synthesis in such a way that cancer cells are unable to repair the damage cause by the drug, but normal cells can recover. ...Read more

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Other then ara-c, what other drugs are currently used for leukemia?

Other then ara-c, what other drugs are currently used for leukemia?

There are >1 type of: I assume that your question is about Acute leukemia where Ara-C is commonly used. This is typically given in combination with other drugs like Daunorubicin or Idarubicin( for AML) and sometimes with Methotrexate(for ALL) ...Read more

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Aside from ara-c, what alternative drugs are currently used for leukemia?

Anti-Leukemic Drugs: Anthracyclines like Daunorubicin or Idarubicin are frequently used with ara-c as part of initial (induction) therapy for acute myeloid leukemia. Mitoxantrone (less cardiotoxic) can be substituted for these drugs in elderly patients. Etoposide has also been added as a third agent in more refractory or relapsed cases. Vincristine, prednisone, l-asparaginase are used more in acute lymphoid leukemias. ...Read more

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