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Mechlorethamine, a biologic alkylating agent, has a cytotoxic action which inhibits rapidly proliferating cells.
Pharmacokinetics and Metabolism
In water or body fluids, mechlorethamine undergoes rapid chemical transformation and combines with water or reactive compounds of cells, so that the drug is no longer present in active form a few minutes after administration.1
1. Calabresi, P.; Parks, R.E., Jr.: Antiproliferative agents and drugs used for immunosuppression, in “The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics”, L.S. Goodman; A. Gilman (eds.), Ed. 6, New York, Macmillan, 1980, p. 1263.
Last reviewed on RxList: 9/18/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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