Cladribine 2-CdA, Leustat

Cladribine 2-CdA, Leustat

This chemotherapy and cancer drugs article is about Cladribine (2-CdA, Leustat) which is a chemotherapy drug that is given mainly as a treatment for hairy cell leukaemia and CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukaemia).  For the hairy cell leukaemia it is administered intravenously, sometimes as a continuous infusion through a fixed line into your body delivered via a small portable pump.  

Side effects can include: lowered resistance to infection, bruising or bleeding, anaemia, nausea and vomiting, rashes. Less common are changes in liver and kidney function, neurological changes and fever.

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