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- What is altretamine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for altretamine?
- Is altretamine available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for altretamine?
- What are the side effects of altretamine?
- What is the dosage for altretamine?
- Is altretamine safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about altretamine?
What is altretamine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
What are the side effects of altretamine?
Common side effects are:
What is the dosage for altretamine?
The dose of altretamine is 260 mg/square meter/day. Altretamine may be taken either for 14 or 21 consecutive days as part of one or more 28 day cycles. The total daily dose generally is split into four oral doses, one oral dose after each meal and at bedtime.
Is altretamine safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
What else should I know about altretamine?
What preparations of altretamine are available?
Capsules of 50 mg.
How should I keep altretamine stored?
Capsules should be stored at room temperature, 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F).
White blood cell counts and platelet counts may drop with altretamine treatment, increasing the risk of infection and bleeding, respectively.
Altretamine (Hexalen) is an oral medication prescribed for the treatment of ovarian cancer. Side effects, drug interactions, dosage, and pregnancy safety information should be reviewed prior to taking this medication.
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