mitoxantrone (Novantrone) (cont.)

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PREGNANCY: Mitoxantrone should not be administered to pregnant women due to risk of severe harm to the fetus.

NURSING MOTHERS: Mitoxantrone is excreted in breast milk and should not be used while breastfeeding.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects of mitoxantrone are nausea, upper respiratory tract infections, hair loss (alopecia), diarrhea, interruption of menstruation, constipation, inflammation of the mouth (stomatitis). Serious side effects include heart failure, suppression of the immune system, and liver toxicity.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/4/2013

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