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What is chemotherapeutic agent?


BUSULFEX (busulfan) Injection is a potent cytotoxic drug that causes profound myelosuppression at the recommended dosage. It should be administered under the supervision of a qualified physician who is experienced in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, the use of cancer chemotherapeutic drugs and the management of patients with severe pancytopenia. Appropriate management of therapy and complications is only possible when adequate diagnostic and treatment facilities are...

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Elspar

Elspar (asparaginase) contains the enzyme L-asparagine amidohydrolase, type EC-2, derived from Escherichia coli. Elspar activity is expressed in terms of International Units according to the recommendation of the International Union of Biochemistry. One International Unit of asparaginase is defined as that amount of enzyme required to generate 1 &micro,mol of ammonia per minute at pH 7.3 and 37°C. The specific activity of Elspar is at least 225 International Units per milligram of protein. Elspar is indicated as a component of a multi-agent chemotherapeutic regimen for the treatment of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) (1.1) 2 DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION 2.1 Recommended Dose 2.2 Instructions for Administration 2.3 Preparation and Handling Precautions 3 DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS 4 CONTRAINDICATIONS 5 WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS 5.1 Anaphylaxis and Serious Allergic Reactions 5.2 Thrombosis 5.3 Pancreatitis 5.4 Glucose Intolerence 5.5 Coagulopathy 6 ADVERSE REACTIONS 6.1 Clinical Trials and Post-Marketing Experience 6.2 Immunogenicity 7 DRUG INTERACTIONS 8 USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS 8.1 Pregnancy 8.3 Nursing Mothers 8.4 Pediatric Use 8.5 Geriatric Use 11 DESCRIPTION 12 CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY 12.1 Mechanism of Action 12.2 Pharmacodynamics 12.3 Pharmacokinetics 13 NONCLINICAL TOXICOLOGY 13.1 Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, and Impairment of Fertility 13.2 Animal Toxicology 14 CLINICAL STUDIES 15 REFERENCES 16 HOW SUPPLIED/STORAGE AND HANDLING 17 PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION 17.1 Serious Allergic Reactions 17.2 Thrombosis 17.3 Pancreatitis 17.4 Glucose Intolerance FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION...

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Chemotherapy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In its non-oncological use, the term may also refer to antibiotics (antibacterial chemotherapy). In that sense, the first modern chemotherapeutic agent was ...

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chemotherapeutic agent - definition of chemotherapeutic agent in ...

chemotherapeutic agent. [-ther′əpyo̅o̅′tik]. any chemical used to treat cancer. It is usually used to refer to antineoplastic drugs. ...

Categories of Chemotherapeutic Agents

Jul 2, 2010 ... Categories include alkylating agents (including platinum compounds), anthracyclines, antimetabolites, antibiotics, monoclonal antibodies, ...

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Procedure: Chemotherapy Administration, Handling and Disposal of ...

All personnel working with chemotherapeutic agents must read the agentÕs Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) to address the requirement for hazard awareness ...

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Chemotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer: Chemotherapy Agents in ...

Chemotherapy Agents in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma remains one of the deadliest cancers world-wide.

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Busulfex
BUSULFEX (busulfan) Injection is a potent cytotoxic drug that causes profound myelosuppression at the recommended dosage. It should be administered under the supervision of a qualified physician who is experienced in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, the use of cancer chemotherapeutic drugs and the management of patients with severe pancytopenia. Appropriate management of therapy and complications is only possible when adequate diagnostic and treatment facilities are...

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Etopophos
ETOPOPHOS for Injection is indicated in the management of the following neoplasms: Refractory Testicular Tumors- ETOPOPHOS for Injection in combination therapy with other approved chemotherapeutic agents in patients with refractory testicular tumors who have already received appropriate surgical, chemotherapeutic, and radiotherapeutic therapy.

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Agent Orange
People who serve in the military and veterans face some different health issues than civilians. During wartime, the main health concerns are life-threatening injuries. These include shrapnel and gunshot wounds, lost limbs, and head injuries. Some service members might also have health problems from exposure to environmental hazards, such as contaminated water, chemicals and infections. Service members and veterans are at risk for mental health problems, too. These include anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and substance abuse.

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Drain opening agents
Drain opening agents are chemicals used to open clogged drains, often in homes. Drain opening agent poisoning can occur if a child accidentally drinks these chemicals, or if someone splashes the poison into the eyes when pouring it or breathes in the fumes of "foaming" drain openers. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.

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Radiopaque Agent- Diagnostic
Radiopaque agents are drugs used to help diagnose certain medical problems. They contain iodine, which blocks x-rays. Depending on how the radiopaque agent is given, it localizes or builds up in certain areas of the body. The resulting high level of iodine allows the x-rays to make a "picture" of the area.

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Cholecystographic Agent
Oral cholecystographic agents are radiopaque agents. Radiopaque agents are drugs used to help diagnose certain medical problems. These agents contain iodine, which blocks x-rays. Depending on how the radiopaque agent is given, it localizes or builds up in certain areas of the body. When radiopaque agents are inside the body they will appear white on the x-ray film. This creates the needed distinction, or contrast, between one organ and other tissues. This will help the doctor see any special conditions that may exist in that organ or part of the body.

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Antidiarrheal agent overdose
Antidiarrheal agents are drugs used to treat loose, watery, and frequent stools. This article discusses overdose of antidiarrheal drugs containing diphenoxylate or atropine. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.

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Sunscreen Agent
Sunscreen agents are used to prevent sunburn. Limiting your exposure to the sun and using sunscreen agents when in the sun may help prevent early wrinkling and skin cancer. There are two kinds of sunscreen agents: chemical and physical. Chemical sunscreen agents protect you from the sun by absorbing the ultraviolet (UV) and visible sun rays, while physical sunscreen agents reflect, scatter, absorb, or block these rays.

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Delta agent
Delta agent is a type of virus called hepatitis D that causes symptoms only in people who have a hepatitis B infection.

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Antithyroid Agent
Methimazole and propylthiouracil are used to treat conditions in which the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone.

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Antiglaucoma Agent, Cholinergic, Long-Acting
Demecarium, echothiophate, and isoflurophate are used in the eye to treat certain types of glaucoma and other eye conditions, such as accommodative esotropia. They may also be used in the diagnosis of certain eye conditions, such as accommodative esotropia.

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