Pentostatin Nipent

Pentostatin Nipent

This chemotherapy and cancer drugs article is about Pentostatin (Nipent) which is used in the treatment of leukaemia. The drug is given as an intravenous injection. It is one of a group of chemotherapy drugs known as anti-metabolites.  These stop cells making and repairing DNA.  Cancer cells need to be able to do this so they can grow and multiply.

Side effects are usually mild but can include: lowered resistance to infections, which may need to be treated with antibiotics, nausea, skin rashes, high temperatures (fever) and temporary changes in kidney function.

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