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Dr. David Brandes
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Mitoxantrone (Overview)

Mitoxantrone is a cancer-related antibiotic which is a kind of cancer drug.


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Does anyone have any information on mitoxantrone, some type of chemotherapy?

Does anyone have any information on mitoxantrone, some type of chemotherapy?

Yes.: It is used in the treatment of certain types of cancer, mostly metastatic breast cancer, acute myeloid leukemia, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and acute lymphoblastic leukemia. I believe it is also used to slow the progression of multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

Dr. David Brandes
148 doctors shared insights

Mitoxantrone (Overview)

Mitoxantrone is a cancer-related antibiotic which is a kind of cancer drug.


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Does anyone have any information on mitoxantrone, some type of chemotherapy?

Yes.: It is used in the treatment of certain types of cancer, mostly metastatic breast cancer, acute myeloid leukemia, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and acute lymphoblastic leukemia. I believe it is also used to slow the progression of multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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My father is getting treated with mitoxantrone, he is facing lots of bodypain. Please advise the best medicine available online?

My father is getting treated with mitoxantrone,  he is facing lots of bodypain. Please advise the best medicine available online?

It is a good drug: The drug is used to treat ms, leukemia and prostate cancer. There are a few classes of drugs that may be used in cancer treatment, depending on the of the organ involved. The newer agents for are targeting the inhibition of formation of blood vessels feeding the tumor. All of these drugs have side effects. Your doctor is checking the progress to make sure that this medicine is working. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me about novantrone?

Can anyone tell me about novantrone?

See answer below: Novantrone is an antineoplastic drug used for the treatment of various cancers such as breast or prostate cancer, lymphomas or leukemias and is also used in multiple sclerosis. Routine echocardiograms need to be obtained prior to each infusion. Infusions are administered every 3 months and limited to 8-9 infusions per lifetime. ...Read more

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Can you give me some information about effects of novantrone?

Can you give me some information about effects of novantrone?

See answer below: It depends what the drug is being used for. Novantrone is used in patients with both relapsing-remitting and secondary progressive MS and reduces the frequency of relapses and delays disease progression. It is also used to treat a variety of cancers where it disrupts dna synthesis and repair and prevents cell proliferation. ...Read more

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Novantrone right at diagnosis of ms, what to do?

Novantrone right at diagnosis of ms, what to do?

1st time treatment?: Novantrone is not normally used as the first therapy for MS. It is used for secondary progressive MS, which occurs in people who have had MS for a long time. Some people prefer not to use novantrone. If this is the only treatment that has been offered to you, it may be a good idea to seek a 2d opinion. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me about a drug called novantrone? Is it for ms?

Can anyone tell me about a drug called novantrone?  Is it for ms?

Avoid it: I have NOT used it for MS literally for years, as it can cause a vacuolar cardiomyopathy, and acute myelocytic leukemia. It is approved by FDA for secondary progressive MS, and is the sole drug approved for this indication, but as noted, is highly risky. Not convinced that it ever helped any of my patients with SPMS. Would find alternative treatments if this choice is presented. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could buy novantrone (chemotherapy drug) online, or from other sources in north america?

Can you tell me how I could buy novantrone (chemotherapy drug) online, or from other sources in north america?

Why?: Chemotherapy agents are very toxic drugs that require special storage, mixing, and administration. This is to be done by professionals with expertise, not a "weekend oncologist". Do not play with this stuff. You could harm yourself and others. ...Read more

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20 yr old female on novantrone for MS exp. dull left side chest pain for 3 days. pain is pretty mild, reaching only a 3 on the pain scale. concerning?

20 yr old female on novantrone for MS exp. dull left side chest pain for 3 days. pain is pretty mild, reaching only a 3 on the pain scale. concerning?

Not disconcerting: However, I do NOT like or use Mitoxantrone due to cardiovascular risk, and leukemia risk. Most MS focused neurologists have a similar attitude. Have absolutely no issues with Acthar, for use in relapses. I do not know history, but why not consider ongoing treatment with Gilenya or Tysabri, (natalizumab) both far safer and more effective. Should also be taking Vitamin D-3 supplements. (? consider rituxamab) ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Novantrone (Definition)

Novantrone is a cancer-related antibiotic which is a ...Read more