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Brand name: Azacitidine (RZ) TM

Active ingredients: azacitidine

What it is used for

AZACITIDINE-RZ is indicated for the treatment of patients with intermediate-2 and high-risk Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) according to the International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS), Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia (CMMoL (10-29 percent marrow blasts without Myeloproliferative Disorder)), Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) with 20-30 percent blasts and multi-lineage dysplasia, according to World Health Organisation Classification (WHO), in whom allogenic stem cell transplantation is not indicated.

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: Intravenous Infusion
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.

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

Visual appearance

White to off white lyophilized powder in a sealed vial

Do I need a prescription?

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

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient azacitidine

This medicine is not considered safe during pregnancy. You should discuss this medicine with your doctor or pharmacist. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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