Bucelon

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Bucelon Information

Bucelon, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Injection, Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia.

The right dosage of Bucelon depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Some other side effects of Bucelon have been listed ahead. Usually, these side effects of Bucelon go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Bucelon is Severe for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. Warnings related to Bucelon's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Bleeding, Blood Cancer, Neutropenia must refrain from the use of Bucelon since this can cause severe adverse effects. The section on Bucelon contraindications lists all such conditions.

Besides this, Bucelon may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Bucelon is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



Bucelon Benefits & Uses

Bucelon is used to treat the following -

Bucelon 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.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 0.8 mg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 6 hourly
  • Course Duration: 4 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 0.8 mg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 6 hourly
  • Course Duration: 4 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


Bucelon Side Effects

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

Moderate

Mild

Bucelon Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Bucelon safe for pregnant women?


    Bucelon has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Bucelon without medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Bucelon safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Bucelon . It should only be taken after medical advice.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Bucelon on the Kidneys?


    Bucelon is completely safe for kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Bucelon on the Liver?


    Bucelon may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Bucelon on the Heart?


    Bucelon is rarely harmful for the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Bucelon with Other Drugs

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

Severe

Moderate



Bucelon Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Bucelon

  • Is this Bucelon habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Bucelon is addictive.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Bucelon as you may feel sleepy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Bucelon should be used only after doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, the use of Bucelon in mental disorders is not effective.

    No

Bucelon Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Bucelon


    Taking Bucelon with food is safe.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Bucelon


    It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Bucelon and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

    Unknown


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

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KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 861

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Busulfex (busulfan)

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Myleran® (busulfan)



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