Side Effects of Busulfex

Just like any chemotherapy medicine, Busulfex can cause side effects, some of which can be significant and potentially serious. In fact, most people will experience some type of side effect during treatment. Talk with your healthcare provider about ways to prevent or lessen reactions to this drug.
Possible side effects of Busulfex include but are not limited to:
  • Decreased white blood cells, which could increase the risk for infections
  • Decreased red blood cells (anemia)
  • Decreased platelets, which could increase the risk for bleeding
  • Nausea
  • Mouth sores.
(Click Busulfex Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Drug Interactions

Busulfex may react with a number of other medicines (see Busulfex Drug Interactions).

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving this medication if you have:
  • Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure
  • Lung disease
  • A seizure disorder
  • A history of head trauma, such as a head injury
  • Had prior radiation treatment, chemotherapy, or stem cell or bone marrow transplant
  • Thalassemia (an inherited blood disorder)
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Busulfex Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)
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