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Busulfan (Myleran®) is a chemotherapy drug prescribed for treating chronic myelogenous leukemia, a certain type of cancer that affects the blood cells. It comes as a tablet that is taken once daily until blood cell counts return to normal levels.
As a type of alkylating agent, busulfan works by preventing DNA from replicating itself, which is necessary for cancer cells to grow and multiply. Some of the possible side effects that have been reported with busulfan include infections, bleeding, and anemia.
(To learn more about this chemotherapy drug, click Busulfan. This Web page covers topics such as dosing information and safety issues to discuss with your healthcare provider. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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