Information about Busulfan
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
Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Decreased potassium level in blood, Loss of appetite, Abdominal pain, Anxiety, Fever, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Increased glucose level in blood, Headache, Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets), Decreased magnesium level in blood
Available Medicine for Busulfan
- ₹8900Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹5500Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹95 to ₹7200Celon Laboratories Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹69Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹249Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹162 to ₹6500GLS Pharma Ltd.2 variant(s)
Expert advice for Busulfan
- 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.
Frequently asked questions for Busulfan
Q. Does Busulfan cause hair loss?
Busulfan can cause hair loss
Q. Is Busulfan a vesicant?
Yes. Busulfan is a vesicant (irritant).