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Busulfan Information

Busulfan Benefits & Uses

Busulfan is used to treat the following -

Busulfan 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 Busulfan

Busulfan

Busulfan Side Effects

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

  1. Edema Moderate
  2. Chest Pain Moderate
  3. Depression Moderate
  4. Nausea or vomiting
  5. Dizziness Mild
  6. Dyspepsia
  7. Rhinitis
  8. Dry Mouth Mild
  9. Chills
  10. Rash
  11. Anxiety Mild
  12. Anemia Moderate
  13. Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)

Busulfan Related Warnings

Is the use of Busulfan safe for pregnant women?

Busulfan shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

Severe

Is the use of Busulfan safe during breastfeeding?

Taking Busulfan may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Busulfan should not be taken by breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

Severe

What is the effect of Busulfan on the Kidneys?

Busulfan is not harmful for kidneys.

Safe

What is the effect of Busulfan on the Liver?

Side effects of Busulfan rarely affect the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Busulfan on the Heart?

Very few cases of side effects of Busulfan on the heart have been reported.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Busulfan with Other Drugs

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

Paracetamol

Aspirin(ASA),Paracetamol,Caffeine

    Busulfan Contraindications

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

    1. Bleeding
    2. Blood Cancer
    3. Neutropenia
    4. Liver Disease

    Frequently asked Questions about Busulfan

    Is this Busulfan habit forming or addictive?

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

    No

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

    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Busulfan. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous

    Is it safe?

    Yes, Busulfan is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

    Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    No, Busulfan cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

    Busulfan Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Busulfan

    It is safe to take Busulfan with food.

    Safe

    Interaction between Alcohol and Busulfan

    Information about the interaction of Busulfan and alcohol is not currently available because this topic has not been researched yet.

    Unknown
    This medicine data has been created by -
    Vikas Chauhan
    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    3 Years of Experience

    References

    1. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 258-260
    2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 861
    3. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Busulfex (busulfan)
    4. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Myleran® (busulfan)
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