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Brand name: Myleran TM

Active ingredients: busulfan

What it is used for

INDICATIONS AS AT 10 FEBRUARY 2005: Treatment of chronic granulocytic leukaemia. It has been shown to be superior to splenic irradiation when judged by survival times, control of spleen size and maintenance of haemoglobin levels. Although not curative, busulfan reduces the total granulocyte mass, relieves disease symptoms and improves the clinical state of the patient. Busulfan is not useful once blast transformation has occurred. Busulfan produces prolonged remission in polycythaemia vera. It is especially useful in cases resistant to radiophosphorus (32 p) and where there is marked thrombocytosis. Busulfan is useful in selected cases of essential thrombocythaemia and myelofibrosis.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White, film-coated, round biconvex tablets engraved with GX EF3 on one side and M on the other.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on November 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient busulfan

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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