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CLOFARABINE - INJECTION
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Clolar
USES: Clofarabine is used to treat a certain type of cancer (acute lymphoblastic leukemia-ALL) in children and young adults ages 1 to 21 whose cancer has not been successfully treated by at least 2 other treatments. It works by stopping the growth of cancer cells.
HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection into a vein by a health care professional.
Drink plenty of fluids to prevent serious problems due to a loss of too much body water (dehydration).
Dosage is based on your medical condition, body size, and response to treatment. This medication is usually given over 2 hours once a day for 5 days in a row or as directed by your doctor. A 5-day course of this medication is called a cycle. This cycle is repeated every 2 to 6 weeks depending on your response.
Avoid getting the medication on the skin or in the eyes, mouth, or nose. If you do get the medication in those areas, flush with plenty of water and tell your doctor immediately.
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