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ALTRETAMINE - ORAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Hexalen
WARNING: Altretamine may cause serious blood disorders (decreased bone marrow function leading to low number of blood cells such as white cells, red cells, and platelets) or nerve/brain disorders. The blood disorders can decrease your body's ability to fight an infection, cause your body to bruise or bleed easier, or cause anemia. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop any of the following symptoms: signs of an infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat), easy bruising/bleeding, unusual tiredness, fast/pounding heartbeat, numbness/tingling of the arms/legs, mental/mood changes, seizures, loss of coordination, dizziness.
You will be closely monitored (e.g., blood tests such as complete blood count, neurologic exams) by your doctor while using this medication. Keep all medical and laboratory appointments.
USES: This medication is used to treat cancer of the ovaries after other treatments have not been successful.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth, usually 4 times daily (after meals and at bedtime) or as directed by your doctor.
The dosage is based on your body size and response to treatment.
Do not increase your dose or take this medication more often than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and the risk of serious side effects may be increased.
Since this drug can be absorbed through the skin, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not handle this medication
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