Information about Fludarabine
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)
Available Medicine for Fludarabine
- ₹7636 to ₹10500United Biotech Pvt Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹6500Celon Laboratories Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹10277Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹11825 to ₹35471Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹7500Miracalus Pharma Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹5775Natco Pharma Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹5557Bharat Serums & Vaccines Ltd1 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
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.