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Busuphan 2 mg Tablet


Overview

Busuphan Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Decreased potassium level in blood
  • Abdominal pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anxiety
  • Fever
  • Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets)
  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased magnesium level in blood
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
  • Increased glucose level in blood

How to use Busuphan Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Busuphan 2 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Busuphan Tablet works

Busuphan 2 mg Tablet is an anti-cancer medication. It works by damaging the genetic material (DNA and RNA) of the cancer cells. This stops their growth and multiplication.

Busuphan Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Busuphan 2 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Busuphan 2 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Busuphan 2 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Busuphan 2 mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Busuphan 2 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Busuphan 2 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Busuphan 2 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Busuphan Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Busuphan 2 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Busuphan 2 mg Tablet
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Expert Advice

  • Seek immediate medical attention if you have unusual bruising or bleeding, or signs of infection (fever, chills, body aches) as busulfan can lower the ability of your blood to clot and body to fight infections.
  • Inform your doctor if you have thalassemia (abnormal hemoglobin in blood), gout (arthritis due to impaired metabolism of uric acid) or if you have had radiotherapy.
  • Do not receive live vaccine while using busulfan, and avoid contact with individuals who have recently received the same.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Common Side Effects.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Busuphan with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Itraspan, Canzit, Cositra
SERIOUS
Brand(s): EF Z, Rocflu, Welcon
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Terbicutis
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Busuphan

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suggest any medicine to recover from low haemoglobin .I have blood cancer and heart problems too. My haemoglobin remains between 8 - 10 .Suggest me some remedy to rise and maintain the minimum haemoglobin of 12 ?
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Regularly take kwath of bhuiamla 20 ml twice, tablet abhrlauh 20 ml twice after meal
Medicine for first stage blood cancer
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
Need to consult face to face , kindly consult to ayurvedic doctor at your local city.
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FAQs

Q. Does Busuphan cause hair loss?

Busuphan can cause hair loss

Q. Is Busuphan a vesicant?

Yes. Busuphan is a vesicant (irritant).

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References
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  2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 171-72.
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