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    Information about Clofarabine

    Clofarabine uses

    Clofarabine is used in the treatment of blood cancer (acute lymphocytic leukemia).

    How clofarabine works

    Clofarabine is an anticancer medication. It works by preventing the multiplication of the abnormal white blood cells. It does so by suppressing the production of the cells' genetic material, DNA. Cancer cells require DNA for growth and multiplication.

    Common side effects of clofarabine

    Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Headache, Rash, Itching, Fever due to low white blood cell count (neutrophils), Fatigue, Anxiety, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Mucosal inflammation
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Lalit Mohan Gupta
    MD (Microbiology), MBBS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharma), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    22 Mar 2019 | 11:20 AM (IST)
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    Available Medicine for Clofarabine

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    Expert advice for Clofarabine

    • 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 22 March, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)