Description and Brand Names

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Descriptions


Azacitidine belongs to the group of medicines known as antimetabolites. It is used to treat some kinds of cancer.

Azacitidine interferes with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed. Since the growth of normal body cells may also be affected by azacitidine, other effects will also occur. Some of these may be serious and must be reported to your doctor. Some effects may not occur for months or years after the medicine is used.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Powder for Suspension