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AZACITIDINE - INJECTION
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Vidaza
USES: This medication is used to treat a group of blood/bone marrow disorders (myelodysplastic syndromes-MDS) in which the bone marrow does not produce enough healthy blood cells. People with MDS usually have problems such as infections, anemia, and easy bleeding/bruising. Azacitidine is a chemotherapy drug. It is believed to work by helping your bone marrow grow normal blood cells so you will need fewer blood transfusions. Azacitidine also kills abnormal blood cells that have grown too fast and do not work properly.
HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection under the skin or into a vein by a health care professional.
If you are receiving the injection under the skin, your health care professional will change the injection site each time to lessen injury under the skin.
Dosage is based on your medical condition, body size, laboratory test results, and response to treatment. Keep all medical/laboratory appointments.
This medication is injected once a day for 7 days in a row or as directed by your doctor. A 7-day course of this medication is called a cycle. This cycle is repeated every 4 weeks depending on your response and blood tests.
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