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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].

Patients should be advised to monitor and report any symptoms of neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, or fever to their physician as soon as possible [See WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

Last reviewed on RxList: 4/1/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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