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- What is mitoxantrone-injection, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- Is mitoxantrone-injection available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for mitoxantrone-injection?
- What are the side effects of mitoxantrone-injection?
- What is the dosage for mitoxantrone-injection?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with mitoxantrone-injection?
- Is mitoxantrone-injection safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about mitoxantrone-injection?
What is mitoxantrone-injection, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Mitoxantrone is a synthetic (man-made) anticancer drug. It kills cancer cells by disrupting the action of deoxyribonucleic acids (DNA) in human cells by causing abnormal cross-links and breaks in the DNA. It also interferes with ribonucleic acid (RNA) and inhibits the activity of topoisomerase II, an enzyme that is necessary for repairing damaged DNA. The FDA approved mitoxantrone in December 1987.
Is mitoxantrone-injection available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes.
Do I need a prescription for mitoxantrone-injection?
What are the side effects of mitoxantrone-injection?
The most common side effects of mitoxantrone are:
- upper respiratory tract infections,
- hair loss (alopecia),
- interruption of menstruation,
- inflammation of the mouth (stomatitis).
Other important side effects include
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