Leustatin review

Leustatin is a medicament used in treating multiple sclerosis and hairy cell leukemia. It is considered a synthetic anti-cancer medicament that is capable of suppressing the immune system.

Leustatin is administered to patients with hairy cell leukemia and other types of leukemia.

The dosage for Leustatin is determined by the doctor and is dependent on the medical condition being treated. It is administered through infusion. For the treatment of hairy cell leukemia, it is usually administered as a continuous infusion for one week. The patient may need to be admitted to the hospital to complete the infusion.

For patients who do not want to stay in the hospital for treatment, a small portable pump is provided that is attached to a PICC line so they can administer the medicament at home. Other pumps can be attached to the belt. Your doctor will provide you with proper instructions on how to use these portable pumps.

Leustatin may lower the resistance of the body to infections. This is because Leustatin affects the normal production of white blood cells. This side effect may occur a week after treatment. But after several weeks, the white blood cells will gradually increase and return to normal. A regular blood test will be conducted before another chemotherapy session is conducted.

Swelling or itchiness will sometimes occur at the infusion area.

This medicament also causes your body to easily bleed and bruise. This is because the medicament affects the normal production of platelets, which is responsible for helping the blood to clot.

This medicament may also cause nausea, rashes, languidness and fever. If any of these symptoms occur, immediately inform your doctor.

Leustatin is a prescribed medicament and should only be administered by a doctor. Before undergoing treatment, discuss with your doctor all the medicaments you are using including vitamins and herbal medicaments. This is to ensure that you are not using any medicament that may interact or interfere with the treatment.

You must avoid taking any vaccination or immunization without consulting your doctor. Also avoid going to crowded places because you might get infections easily due to your weakened immune system.

While taking this medicament, you must not engage in any extreme activity that may cause injury or accident. Minimize the intake of alcohol and smoking while undergoing chemotherapy.

The fertility of the patients using Leustatin may be affected. This is a very important matter that you and your doctor must discuss. You must also avoid becoming pregnant before undergoing chemotherapy treatment. This is to avoid risks to the baby. Use the most effective birth control to avoid becoming pregnant. Nursing mothers should also consult their doctor before treatment.

If you are using this medicament at home, make sure not to share the medicine with others. You must also store the substance in a safe place out of children's reach.

In order to supplement the treatment, you must also maintain a healthy diet and get enough rest.

Leustatin has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of leustatin

• Molecular formula of leustatin is C10H12ClN5O3
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 5-(6-amino-2-chloro-purin-9-yl)-2-(hydroxymethyl)oxolan-3-ol
• Molecular weight is 285.687 g/mol
Leustatin available : 10mg injection

Generic name: Cladribine

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