Information about Fludarabine

Fludarabine Uses

Fludarabine is used in the treatment of blood cancer (chronic lymphocytic leukemia).

How Fludarabine works

Fludarabine is an anticancer medication. It works by interfering with the growth of genetic material (DNA and RNA) of the cancer cells in blood. This slows the growth of cancer cells and eventually kills them.

Common side effects of Fludarabine

Nausea, Vomiting, Weakness, Diarrhea, Fever, Fatigue, Cough, Increased risk of infection, Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets)
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Available Medicine for Fludarabine

FludabineUnited Biotech Pvt Ltd
7636 to ₹105002 variant(s)
FludacelCelon Laboratories Ltd
65001 variant(s)
FludocyteIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
102771 variant(s)
FludaraEmcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
11825 to ₹354702 variant(s)
NaprobinMiracalus Pharma Pvt Ltd
75001 variant(s)
FludaphosBharat Serums & Vaccines Ltd
55571 variant(s)
LymfudaNatco Pharma Ltd
57751 variant(s)

Expert advice for Fludarabine

  • 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 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

Q. Does Fludarabine cause hair loss?

Yes, Fludarabine can cause hair loss.

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