Description and Brand Names
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Nelarabine belongs to the group of medicines called antineoplastics. It is used to treat specific types of cancer called T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) and T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma (T-LBL) .
Nelarabine interferes with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed. Since the growth of normal body cells may also be affected by nelarabine, other effects will also occur. Some of these may be serious and must be reported to your doctor. Other effects may not be serious, but may cause concern .
Before you begin treatment with nelarabine, you and your doctor should talk about the good this medicine will do as well as the possible risks of using it. This medicine is usually given to patients who have already used at least two other cancer medicines first .
Nelarabine is to be administered only by or under the supervision of your doctor .
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription .
This product is available in the following dosage forms: