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The chemotherapy drug busulfan (Myleran®) is used to treat chronic myelogenous leukemia. It comes as a tablet that is taken once daily until blood cell counts return to normal levels. This prescription drug is approved for use in adults and children.
 
Busulfan belongs to a group of medicines known as alkylating agents. It works by preventing DNA strands from replicating. As a result, cancer cells are unable to grow and multiply correctly.
 
(For more information on using this drug for leukemia and other conditions, click What Is Busulfan Used For?.)
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