May 5, 2016
Recommended Topic Related To:

Cytarabine

"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Pomalyst (pomalidomide) to treat patients with multiple myeloma whose disease progressed after being treated with other cancer drugs.

Multiple myeloma is a form of blood cancer that p"...

A A A

Cytarabine




Overdosage
Contraindications

OVERDOSE

There is no antidote for cytarabine overdosage. Doses of 4.5 g/m2 by intravenous infusion over 1 hour every 12 hours for 12 doses has caused an unacceptable increase in irreversible CNS toxicity and death.

Single doses as high as 3 g/m2 have been administered by rapid intravenous infusion without apparent toxicity.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Cytarabine is contraindicated in those patients who are hypersensitive to the drug.

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 11/3/2008

Overdosage
Contraindications

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

 

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


Cancer

Get the latest treatment options.

Health Resources
Use Pill Finder Find it Now See Interactions

Pill Identifier on RxList

  • quick, easy,
    pill identification

Find a Local Pharmacy

  • including 24 hour, pharmacies

Interaction Checker

  • Check potential drug interactions
Search the Medical Dictionary for Health Definitions & Medical Abbreviations