PENTOSTATIN is a Schedule H drug.
Pentostatin is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. Pentostatin is used to treat hairy cell leukemia (a type of blood cancer).


PENTOSTATIN is generally used to treat: Hairy Cell Leukemia

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Not Safe

Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Ask your doctor

Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Studies indicate Risk – Doctor advice is must

How Do I Take It?

Route of Administration: IV (Intravenous)


Caution should be exercised in patients with history of infection, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. It may reduce the platelet counts; avoid bruising or injury. Avoid contact with people who have infections that may spread to others.
Monitor liver, kidney function, and complete blood cell count while taking this medication.

Common Side-Effects

PENTOSTATIN : Skin Rash, Body Itching, Nausea, Vomit, Loss Of Appetite, Body Excessive Sweating, Mouth Soreness

Serious Side-Effects

PENTOSTATIN : Anemia, Depression, Dark Colored (brown) Urine, Eyes Yellow Eyes, Abdomen Pain, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Head Headache, Shortness Of Breath, Cough, Weakness (generalized), Fatigue (tiredness), Ankles Swelling, Fainting, Mood Swings, Anxiety, Irregular Heartbeat, Seizures (uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs), Chest Pain

Rare Side-Effects

PENTOSTATIN : Difficulty Breathing, Face Swelling

Disease Interactions

PENTOSTATIN can interfere with: Bacterial Infection, Viral Inection, Protozoal Infection, Fungal Infection

Technical Classification


Storage Conditions

Refrigeration (Between 2 To 8 C)

Available Alternatives

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