pentostatin - injection, Nipent
GENERIC NAME: PENTOSTATIN - INJECTION (PEN-toe-STAT-in)
BRAND NAME(S): Nipent
USES: Pentostatin is used to treat a certain type of cancer (hairy cell leukemia). It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This drug may also be used to treat other types of cancer (e.g., chronic lymphocytic leukemia).
HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection into a vein by a health care professional, usually every other week or as directed by your doctor. Dosage is based on your medical condition, body size, and response to treatment.To help reduce side effects to the kidneys, your doctor may prescribe IV fluids before and after you receive pentostatin.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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