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    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)
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Arpit Bhatnagar
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Shilpa Garcha
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    24 Jun 2019 | 06:44 PM (IST)
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    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


    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 24 June, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)