As an antineoplastic (anticancer) medication, mitoxantrone works by damaging DNA and blocking the action of certain enzymes that help to repair damaged DNA. As a result, DNA is unable to multiply and divide. This eventually causes the cells to die.
(For more details on how this medicine can help treat MS and cancer, click What Is Mitoxantrone Used For?. This full-length article takes a closer look at how this medication works, who it is approved for, and possible off-label uses.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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