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WHAT IS ALTRETAMINE?
Altretamine is an anti-cancer ("antineoplastic" or "cytotoxic") chemotherapy drug. This medication is classified as an "alkylating agent." Altretamine is classified as an alkylating agent. Alkylating agenst are most active in the resting phase of the cell. These drugs are cell cycle non-specific and work by damaging DNA Altretamine has been shown to work on tumors resistant to other alkylating agents.
Altretamine is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. Altretamine is used to ease the symptoms of ovarian cancer. This medication will not treat the cancer itself. Altretamine is usually given after other cancer medicines have been tried without success.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using altretamine and call your doctor at once if you have:
severe numbness, tingling, or cold feeling in your hands or feet; severe or continuous vomiting; fever, chills, flu symptoms, mouth sores, pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness;
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out; severe dizziness or spinning sensation; seizure (convulsions); or
upper stomach pain, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Common side effects may include:
mild nausea or vomiting; mild numbness or tingling; loss of appetite;
mood changes, mild dizziness; or skin rash, itching, hair loss.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
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