Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Istodax

Descriptions


Romidepsin injection is used to treat certain types of cancer of the white blood cells called cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) and peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL). This medicine is used in patients with CTCL and PTCL who have already been treated with other medicines.

Romidepsin interferes with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed by the body. Since the growth of normal body cells may also be affected by romidepsin, other unwanted effects will also occur. Some of these may be serious and must be reported to your doctor. Some unwanted effects may not be serious but may cause concern. Some of the unwanted effects do not occur until months or years after the medicine is used.

Before you begin treatment with romidepsin, you and your doctor should talk about the benefits this medicine will do as well as the risks of using it.

This medicine is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of a doctor.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Powder for Solution