GENERIC NAME: ALTRETAMINE - ORAL (al-TRET-a-meen)
BRAND NAME(S): Hexalen
WARNING: Altretamine may cause serious blood disorders (decreased bone marrow function leading to low number of blood cells such as white cells, red cells, and platelets) or nerve/brain disorders. The blood disorders can decrease your body's ability to fight an infection, cause your body to bruise or bleed easier, or cause anemia. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop any of the following symptoms: signs of an infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat), easy bruising/bleeding, unusual tiredness, fast/pounding heartbeat, numbness/tingling of the arms/legs, mental/mood changes, seizures, loss of coordination, dizziness.
You will be closely monitored (e.g., blood tests such as complete blood count, neurologic exams) by your doctor while using this medication. Keep all medical and laboratory appointments.
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