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    Fludarabine

    Information about Fludarabine

    Fludarabine uses

    How fludarabine works

    Fludarabine interferes with the growth of DNA and RNA of the cancer cells by substituting their building blocks. It prevents the cancer cells from growing and multiplying.

    Common side effects of fludarabine

    Nausea, Vomiting, Weakness, Diarrhoea, Anemia, Fever, Fatigue, Reduced blood platelets, Viral infection, Cough, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)

    Available Medicine for Fludarabine

    • ₹6500
      Celon Laboratories Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹9611
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹11825 to ₹35471
      Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹5557
      Bharat Serums & Vaccines Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹5552
      Natco Pharma Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Fludarabine

    • Do not start fludarabine if you have intolerance to some sugars, depressed immune system, present history of serious infection, feeling very unwell, or have bleeding or bruising.
    • Fludarabine is not recommended for children and should be used with caution in elderly patients over 65 years of age.
    • Seek immediate medical attention if you develop rash or any blisters, red to brownish urine after taking fludarabine, disturbed vision, pain in side, blood in urine or decreased urine, need to have stem cells collected, need blood transfusion, have had skin cancer, need vaccination, have nausea or vomiting.
    • Use effective methods of contraception during fludarabine treatment to avoid pregnancy. 
    • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery while taking fludarabine as it can make you tired, weak, confused, agitated, cause disturbed vision, or fits.

    Frequently asked questions for Fludarabine

    Fludarabine

    Q. Is Fludarabine a vesicant or an alkylating agent?
    Fludarabine is not vesicant (irritant) or alkylating agent, it is an antimetabolite (purine analogue)
    Q. How is Fludarabine administered?
    Fludarabine is administered orally
    Q. What is Fludarabine refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia?
    Fludarabine refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia is chronic lymphocytic leukemia that does not respond to Fludarabine or recurs within 6 months of treatment
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    Q. Does Fludarabine cause hair loss?
    Yes, Fludarabine can cause hair loss.

    Content on this page was last updated on 07 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)