Decitabine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Decitabine?

(de SYE ta been)

• This medicine is used to treat specific types of leukemias and bone marrow disorders.

• This medicine is used to treat sickle cell anemia.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Use two forms of birth control that you can trust 1 month before treatment begins, during treatment, and for at least 1 month after treatment ends.

• If you are a male and sexually active, protect your partner from pregnancy. Use two forms of birth control that you can trust 1 month before treatment begins, during treatment, and for at least 2 months after treatment ends.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Anemia, low white blood cell count, and low platelet count.

• Risk of infection....

 
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