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Chemotherapy drugs

Read about the chemotherapy drugs for AML and their possible side effects.

Tretinoin (Vesanoid, ATRA)

Tretinoin belongs to a group of drugs called retinoids. It is not a chemotherapy drug, but you may have it with chemotherapy to treat acute promyelocytic leukaemia.

Arsenic trioxide (Trisenox, ATO)

Find out what arsenic trioxide is, how you have it and other important information about taking arsenic trioxide for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).

Cytarabine (Ara C, cytosine arabinoside)

Find out what cytarabine is, how you have it and other important information about taking cytarabine for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).

Mitoxantrone

Find out what mitoxantrone is, how you have it and other important information about taking mitoxantrone for AML.

Daunorubicin (Cerubidin)

Find out what daunorubicin is, how you have it and other important information about taking daunorubicin for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).

Etoposide (Eposin, Etopophos, Vepesid)

Find out what etoposide is, how you have it and other important information about taking etoposide for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).

Idarubicin (Zavedos)

Find out what idarubicin is, how you have it and other important information about taking idarubicin for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).

Fludarabine (Fludara)

Find out what fludarabine is, how you have it and other important information about taking fludarabine for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).

Tioguanine (thioguanine, 6-TG, 6-tioguanine)

Find out what tioguanine is, how you have it and other important information about taking tioguanine for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).

Amsacrine (Amsidine, m-AMSA)

Find out what amsacrine is, how you have it and other important information about taking amsacrine for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).

Last reviewed: 
10 Jul 2019
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