Information about Busulfan

Busulfan Uses

Busulfan is used in the treatment of blood cancer (chronic myeloid leukaemia). It is used in combination with other cancer medicine during hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation (HPCT).

How Busulfan works

Busulfan 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.

Common side effects of Busulfan

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

BufatasIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
89001 variant(s)
BucelonCelon Laboratories Ltd
95 to ₹72002 variant(s)
EmsulfanEmcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
55001 variant(s)
BusuphanElder Pharmaceuticals Ltd
691 variant(s)
MylefanCadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
2491 variant(s)
BusulmaxGLS Pharma Ltd.
162 to ₹65002 variant(s)

Expert advice for Busulfan

  • Busulfan is given as an injection into the vein by a healthcare provider.
  • Do not skip any dose and complete the course as suggested by your doctor.
  • Use an effective method of birth control to avoid pregnancy while taking this medication.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor the levels of blood cells in your blood.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you notice unusual bruising or bleeding or if you have dark, tarry, or bloody stools and sore throat.

Frequently asked questions for Busulfan


Q. Does Busulfan cause hair loss?

Yes, Busulfan can cause hair loss.

Q. Is Busulfan a vesicant?

Yes. Busulfan is a vesicant (irritant).


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