Information about Azacitidine
Azacitidine is used in the treatment of blood cancer.
How azacitidine works
Azacitidine is an anticancer medication. It works by interfering with the growth of genetic material (DNA and RNA) of the cancer cells in leukaemia. This kills the cancer cells and helps in normal maturation and growth of young blood cells in the bone marrow.
Common side effects of azacitidine
Vomiting, Nausea, Fever, Decreased potassium level in blood, Diarrhea, Constipation, Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness), Bruising, Chills, Weakness
Available Medicine for Azacitidine
- ₹3951Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹4283Natco Pharma Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹5079Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹3373RPG Life Sciences Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹7701Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹5043Abbott1 variant(s)
- ₹3201Mylan Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹4265Reliance Life Sciences1 variant(s)
- ₹4665Alkem Laboratories Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹25 to ₹28Fulford India Ltd2 variant(s)
Expert advice for Azacitidine
- Use a reliable contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy while you are taking this medicine.
- Inform your doctor immediately if you notice any signs of infection such as fever, sore throat, rash or severe diarrhea.
Frequently asked questions for Azacitidine
Q. Is Azacitidine a vesicant?
Azacitidine is not a vesicant and is not known to cause severe local tissue damage upon extravasation (leaking of injected Azacitidine into the surrounding tissues from the site of administration) when injected
Q. Does Azacitidine cause hair loss?
No, Azacitidine is not known to cause hair los
Q. Is Azacitidine chemotherapy?
Yes. Azacitidine is chemotherapy and a cytotoxic drug used in the treatment of various cancers. It is toxic to cancer cells and interferes with the cell's DNA synthesis, thus slowing down or stopping its growth and multiplication (cytotoxic effect)
Q. Is Azacitidine a cytotoxic drug?
Yes. Azacitidine is a cytotoxic drug.