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Women of childbearing potential should be advised to avoid becoming pregnant while receiving treatment with Dacogen (decitabine injection) and for I month afterwards, and to use effective contraception during this time, [See WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
Men should be advised not to father a child while receiving treatment with Dacogen (decitabine injection) , and for 2 months afterwards. During these times, men with female partners of childbearing potential should use effective contraception [See WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS and Nonclinical Toxicology].
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