Active ingredients: azacitidine
What it is used for
a)Intermediate-2 and High-risk Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) according to the International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS), b)Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia (CMMoL 10%-29% marrow blasts without Myeloproliferative Disorder)), c) Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) with 20-30% 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: Subcutaneous
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- See Product information for shelf life
- Lifetime is 4 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
White to off-white, sterile lyophilised powder
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 is subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Phamaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website
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.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf)