amifostine - injection, Ethyol
GENERIC NAME: AMIFOSTINE - INJECTION (A-mi-FOS-teen)
BRAND NAME(S): Ethyol
USES: Amifostine is used to decrease the risk of kidney problems caused by treatment with a certain anti-cancer drug (cisplatin). It is also used to help prevent a certain side effect (dry mouth) caused by radiation treatment for head and neck cancer. Amifostine is thought to work by preventing certain chemicals from damaging healthy cells. It may also help repair cells damaged by cisplatin or radiation treatment.
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