Active ingredients: azacitidine
What it is used for
Azacitidine 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% marrow blasts without Myeloproliferative Disorder)), - 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.
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- Shelf lifetime is 12 Months.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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.
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