altretamine, Hexalen

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GENERIC NAME: altretamine


DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Altretamine is an oral drug that is used to treat ovarian cancer. The precise mechanism by which altretamine exerts its anti-cancer effect is unknown. It was approved by the FDA in 1990.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Altretamine is used for the treatment of ovarian cancer that has persisted or has recurred following treatment with other anti-cancer drugs. Although not an approved use, altretamine also has been used for treating lung cancer.

SIDE EFFECTS: Common side effects are:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/11/2015

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