busulfan - injection, Busulfex

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GENERIC NAME: BUSULFAN - INJECTION (bue-SUL-fan)

BRAND NAME(S): Busulfex

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WARNING: This medication decreases bone marrow function, an effect that may lead to a low number of blood cells such as red cells, white cells, and platelets. This effect can cause anemia, decrease your body's ability to fight an infection, or cause you to bruise or bleed more easily. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop any of the following symptoms: signs of an infection (such as fever, chills, persistent sore throat), easy bruising/bleeding, pale skin, unusual tiredness.

Your doctor will monitor you closely while you are using this medication. Keep all medical and laboratory appointments.

USES: Busulfan is used as a pretreatment for patients who are undergoing stem cell transplant for chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML).

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