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
The way to take this medicine is: Subcutaneous. This medicine is injected, usually with a short needle or pen-like device, into the fat just beneath the skin.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- See Product information for shelf life
- Shelf lifetime is 4 Years.
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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
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on August 1, 2021. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical 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.
Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)
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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