Mitoxantrone Mitoxantrone Anti Cancer Injection
Mitoxantrone Mitoxantrone Anti Cancer Injection is an anti-cancer ("antineoplastic" or "cytotoxic") chemotherapy drug. Mitoxantrone is classified as an "antitumor antibiotic." (For more detail, see "How Mitoxantrone Works" section below).
What Mitoxantrone is used for:
- Advanced prostate cancer not responding to hormone treatment - used in combination with steroids
- Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)
- Breast cancer
- Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
- Severe side effects
The following side effects are common (occurring in greater than 30%) for patients taking Mitoxantrone:
Low blood counts. Your white and red blood cells and platelets may temporarily decrease. This can put you at increased risk for infection, anemia and/or bleeding
Nadir: Meaning low point, nadir is the point in time between chemotherapy cycles in which you experience low blood counts:
- Onset: 7 - 10 days
- Nadir: 10 -14 days
- Recovery: 21 days
Nausea and vomiting, Fever, Increases in blood tests measuring liver function. These return to normal once treatment is discontinued.
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