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Busulfan is a medication used for slowing down the growth of a certain type of cancer known as chronic myelogenous leukemia. The tablets are taken once daily and work by interfering with the way DNA replicates. Side effects may include low blood cell counts, which may lead to infections, bleeding, and anemia.
- Decreased levels of white blood cells, which could increase the risk for infections
- Decreased levels of red blood cells, which could cause anemia
- Decreased levels of platelets, which could increase the risk for bleeding.
(Click Busulfan Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)