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Amifostine Information

Amifostine Benefits & Uses

Amifostine is used to treat the following -

Amifostine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Amifostine


Amifostine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Amifostine is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Chills
  3. Tremor
  4. Drowsiness
  5. Fever Mild
  6. Flushing
  7. Fatigue Mild
  8. Headache Mild
  9. Hiccup
  10. Sneezing

Amifostine Related Warnings

Is the use of Amifostine safe for pregnant women?

It is not known what effect Amifostine will have during pregnancy, because no research work has been carried out on this till date.


Is the use of Amifostine safe during breastfeeding?

No research work has been carried out till date on effect of Amifostine on breastfeeding women. So it is not known whether taking Amifostine will cause side effects or not.


What is the effect of Amifostine on the Kidneys?

Amifostine has very mild side effects on the kidney.


What is the effect of Amifostine on the Liver?

Using Amifostine does not have any harmful effects on liver.


What is the effect of Amifostine on the Heart?

Side effects of Amifostine rarely affect the heart.


Severe Interaction of Amifostine with Other Drugs

Amifostine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Amifostine Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Amifostine unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Calcium Deficiency
  2. Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
  3. Heart Failure
  4. Stroke
  5. Dehydration

Frequently asked Questions about Amifostine

Is this Amifostine habit forming or addictive?

No, you do not get addicted to Amifostine.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

No, you should do not do anything that requires the brain to be active and alert after taking Amifostine.

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Is it safe?

Yes, but take Amifostine only as per medical advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Amifostine is not used to treat mental disorders.

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Amifostine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Amifostine

When consumed with certain foods, Amifostine may take longer to have an effect. Contact your doctor about this.


Interaction between Alcohol and Amifostine

Taking Amifostine and alcohol together may cause some problems.If you notice any of these side effects, it is best to go to your doctor.

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Md Saadullah
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Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
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