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Phases of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia - Sprycell

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  • Phases of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
    There are four phases of chronic myelogenous leukemia: chronic, accelerated, blastic, and relapsed. This eMedTV Web page describes each of the phases of chronic myelogenous leukemia and explains how they are used to gauge the spread of the disease.
  • Power Lines and Leukemia
    Recent studies show that there is little evidence suggesting a link between power lines and leukemia. This eMedTV Web page discusses power lines and leukemia, and offers a link to additional information.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Busulfan
    Prior to taking busulfan, let your doctor know if you have a seizure disorder, lung disease, or allergies. This eMedTV resource lists other precautions and warnings with busulfan, including a list of possible complications that may occur with the drug.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Mitoxantrone
    Mitoxantrone may cause potentially serious infections or heart problems in some people. This eMedTV page discusses important precautions to review to ensure a safe treatment, including warnings for those who should avoid this drug altogether.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Vincristine
    If you have lung problems, talk to your healthcare provider about possible risks before using vincristine. This eMedTV article takes a closer look at other warnings for using vincristine safely, with precautions for people with certain medical conditions.
  • Purinethol
    Purinethol is a medicine licensed for the treatment of acute lymphatic leukemia (ALL). This page of the eMedTV site presents more details on this prescription drug, with information on how it works, dosing instructions, possible side effects, and more.
  • Purinethol 50 Mg
    Although Purinethol comes in only one strength (50 mg), your dose is based on your weight and other factors. This eMedTV page examines the dosing guidelines for this medicine and provides a link to more details.
  • Purinethol and Breastfeeding
    As explained in this eMedTV segment, it is unknown if Purinethol (mercaptopurine) passes through breast milk, or if it would harm a nursing infant. This article explores using Purinethol in breastfeeding women, with details on potential risks.
  • Purinethol and Pregnancy
    Is it safe for women to take Purinethol (mercaptopurine) during pregnancy? This eMedTV Web selection provides an explanation of what occurred during animal studies and examines whether it is safe for a pregnant woman to use this chemotherapy drug.
  • Purinethol Chemotherapy Information
    As explained in this eMedTV article, Purinethol is a drug used to treat acute lymphatic leukemia, a type of blood and bone marrow cancer. This page offers more information on the chemotherapy drug, including safety issues associated with using Purinethol.
  • Purinethol Dosage
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, the dosing guidelines for taking Purinethol usually call for a dose of the medicine to be taken once daily on an empty stomach. This page also explains how your dose is calculated and lists helpful dosing tips.
  • Purinethol Drug Interactions
    It may not be safe to combine Purinethol with products like echinacea, azathioprine, or warfarin. This eMedTV page lists a number of products that can cause drug interactions with Purinethol, along with recommendations on how to avoid these problems.
  • Purinethol Overdose
    As this eMedTV Web page discusses, an overdose of Purinethol (mercaptopurine) may lead to liver or kidney problems, among other symptoms. This article outlines other possible effects of an overdose and explains how these symptoms may be treated.
  • Purinethol Side Effects
    As described in this eMedTV segment, possible Purinethol side effects include infections, anemia, and hair loss. This article contains an in-depth list of potential reactions to this drug, including those that require urgent medical care.
  • Purinethol Uses
    Purinethol is prescribed for the maintenance treatment of acute lymphatic leukemia (ALL). This eMedTV selection contains more details on the uses of Purinethol and includes a description of how it works. A list of off-label uses is also provided.
  • Purinethol Warnings and Precautions
    Dangerous infections and potentially life-threatening complications are associated with using Purinethol. This eMedTV article examines various safety precautions to be aware of with Purinethol, including warnings about who should not take this drug.
  • Risk Groups of Childhood ALL
    A lumbar puncture is one test that is used to find the risk groups of childhood ALL. This eMedTV article describes the risk groups of childhood ALL and the procedures, including chest x-rays and testicular biopsy, used to determine the risk groups.
  • Ritoxan
    Used to treat arthritis and other conditions, Rituxan works by binding to and destroying certain cells. This eMedTV Web page provides a brief overview of this drug, including conditions it is approved to treat. Ritoxan is a common misspelling of Rituxan.
  • Ritoxin
    As this eMedTV page explains, Rituxan is a prescribed drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions. This article takes a brief look at what this medicine is used to treat and how it works. Ritoxin is a common misspelling of Rituxan.
  • Rituxan
    Rituxan is a drug prescribed to treat rheumatoid arthritis, certain types of cancer, and other conditions. This eMedTV page offers an in-depth look at this medication, including how it works, side effects, dosing tips, and general safety precautions.
  • Rituxan and Breastfeeding
    It is unclear if Rituxan (rituximab) passes through breast milk in humans. This page from the eMedTV Web site discusses breastfeeding and Rituxan, explaining why no research has explored this topic and discussing what the manufacturer recommends.
  • Rituxan and Pregnancy
    It may not be safe for pregnant women to use Rituxan (rituximab). This eMedTV page contains more details on this topic, including the FDA's official recommendation on the safety of using this medicine during pregnancy and the results of animal studies.
  • Rituxan Dosage
    Your healthcare provider will consider several factors when determining your Rituxan dosage. This eMedTV segment describes these factors in more detail and lists some general dosing tips and safety precautions to be aware of with this medication.
  • Rituxan Drug Interactions
    Potentially dangerous side effects can occur due to Rituxan drug interactions, so this eMedTV page explains how to reduce your risk. This includes a list of drugs that cause negative reactions, as well as information on the complications that can occur.
  • Rituxan Medication Information
    Rituxan is a prescription drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and various types of cancer. This eMedTV resource provides more information on Rituxan, explaining the medication's dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and general safety precautions.
  • Rituxan Overdose
    Currently, little is known about what can happen if you take too much Rituxan (rituximab). This eMedTV page outlines potential Rituxan overdose symptoms, such as vomiting and difficulty breathing, and describes the treatment options that are available.
  • Rituxan Side Effects
    Some of the most commonly reported Rituxan side effects include nausea, chills, and infections. This eMedTV resource gives an overview of possible side effects, including those that are potentially serious and require immediate medical attention.
  • Rituxan Uses
    If you have a certain type of cancer or rheumatoid arthritis, your doctor may prescribe Rituxan. This eMedTV page further discusses what Rituxan is used for, whether it is safe for children, and how this medicine works to kill certain cells in the body.
  • Rituxan Warnings and Precautions
    As this eMedTV Web resource explains, you may not be able to take Rituxan if you have certain conditions, such as an infection or diabetes. This article lists other important Rituxan warnings and precautions to be aware of before receiving an infusion.
  • Rituxin
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, Rituxan is used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, certain cancers, and other conditions. This article takes a brief look at Rituxan and provides a link to more details. Rituxin is a common misspelling of Rituxan.
  • Rituxin Side Effects
    Common side effects of Rituxan include fever, chills, and infections. This eMedTV segment takes a brief look at other problems with the drug that may require prompt medical care. Rituxin side effects is a common misspelling of Rituxan side effects.
  • Safety and Efficacy of Campath
    This segment of the eMedTV archives takes a brief look at the safety and efficacy of Campath, a drug used to treat leukemia. It explains how this medicine performed in clinical studies and lists a few of the more common side effects.
  • Side Effects of Rituxin
    Fever, infections, and nausea are some of the common side effects of Rituxan. This eMedTV page also lists potentially serious reactions that require prompt medical care. Side effects of Rituxin is a common misspelling of side effects of Rituxan.
  • Spricel
    Available by prescription only, Sprycel is a chemotherapy drug used to treat certain types of leukemia. This eMedTV segment takes a look at what this drug is used for, how to take it, and possible side effects. Spricel is a common misspelling of Sprycel.
  • Sprycel
    Sprycel is a drug licensed to treat certain types of cancer that affect the blood and bone marrow. This eMedTV article provides an in-depth look at this prescription drug, with details on dosing, how it works, possible side effects, and more.
  • Sprycel and Breastfeeding
    As this eMedTV page explains, the manufacturer of Sprycel (dasatinib) recommends that women avoid this drug while nursing. This page lists the potentials risks associated with Sprycel and breastfeeding, including the serious problems it may cause.
  • Sprycel and Nexium Interaction
    You should not combine drugs like Nexium with Sprycel, as it could cause negative interactions. This eMedTV Web page describes the problems this combination may cause and provides a link to more details on other possible interactions with this drug.
  • Sprycel and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV resource explores the results of animal studies on Sprycel (dasatinib) and pregnancy. It explains why the FDA has classified it as a pregnancy Category D drug and also describes how the FDA determines the safety of drugs during pregnancy.
  • Sprycel Cardiac Toxicity
    You may experience heart damage known as cardiac toxicity while taking Sprycel. This eMedTV segment offers a brief description of the problems that may occur with cardiac toxicity. A link to more detailed information is also included.
  • Sprycel Dosage
    As explained in this selection from the eMedTV Web library, Sprycel is a tablet that is taken once daily to treat certain types of leukemia. This article examines specific dosing guidelines for Sprycel and provides helpful instruction on how to take it.
  • Sprycel Dose
    This eMedTV article takes a look at how your doctor will determine the appropriate dose of Sprycel for treating certain types of leukemia. This page further explores dosing guidelines for this drug and links to more detailed information.
  • Sprycel Drug Interactions
    Taking Sprycel with tacrolimus, echinacea, or other products may cause negative reactions. This eMedTV article offers a detailed list of drugs that may cause interactions with Sprycel, and describes the potentially serious complications that may result.
  • Sprycel Medication Information
    Sprycel is a drug prescribed to slow down the progression of certain types of leukemia. This eMedTV page covers some basic information on Sprycel, including how this medication works, dosing tips, and side effects. A link to more details is also included.
  • Sprycel Overdose
    The specific effects of a Sprycel (dasatinib) overdose depend on how much was taken and other factors. This eMedTV Web page describes some of the symptoms that occurred in a few reported cases of an overdose and lists possible treatment options.
  • Sprycel Side Effects
    Most people taking Sprycel may experience side effects, which can include headaches and fatigue. This eMedTV article offers a detailed list of other reactions that might occur with this drug, including significant problems that require medical care.
  • Sprycel Uses
    As explained in this eMedTV resource, Sprycel is used to treat certain types of leukemia in adults. This page takes a closer look at how this prescription chemotherapy drug works, why it is not approved for children, and possible unapproved uses.
  • Sprycel Warnings and Precautions
    Sprycel can increase your risk for certain problems, such as bleeding problems and heart damage. This eMedTV segment offers more warnings and precautions for Sprycel, including information on why this drug may not be safe for some people.
  • Sprycell
    Sprycel helps slow down the progression of certain types of leukemia. This page of the eMedTV Web site takes a look at this prescription drug, including specific uses, dosing tips, and side effects. Sprycell is a common misspelling of Sprycel.
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