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If you have a certain type of multiple sclerosis, prostate cancer, or leukemia, you may receive mitoxantrone. This prescription drug works by preventing DNA from dividing and multiplying correctly, which can cause certain cells to die. Mitoxantrone is approved for use in adults only; however, it should be used with caution in older adults.
- Certain types of multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Hormone-refractory prostate cancer
- Acute nonlymphocytic leukemia (ANLL).
- Relapsing-remitting, which is characterized by periods of relapse (when symptoms are worse) alternating with periods of remission (periods of recovery)
- Primary-progressive, which is characterized by a gradual decline in function, with no distinct periods of remission
- Secondary-progressive, which begins with a relapsing-remitting course followed later by a primary-progressive course
- Progressive-relapsing, in which the disease becomes progressively worse, with acute attacks flaring up along the way.