Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®
Amsacrine belongs to the general group of medicines known as antineoplastics. It is used to treat acute adult leukemia.
Amsacrine interferes with the growth of cancer cells, which are then eventually destroyed by the body. Since the growth of normal body cells may also be affected by amsacrine, other effects will also occur. Some of these may be serious and must be reported to your doctor. Other effects, like hair loss, may not be serious but may cause concern. Some effects may not occur until months or years after the medicine is used.
Before you begin treatment with amsacrine, you and your doctor should talk about the good this medicine will do as well as the risks of using it.
Amsacrine is to be administered only by or under the supervision of your doctor.
Portions of this document last updated: Nov. 01, 2023