NELARABINE is a Schedule H drug.
Nelarabine is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. Nelarabine is used to treat T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma. This medication is used to treat certain cancers (leukemia, lymphoma). Nelarabine is a chemotherapy drug that works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.


NELARABINE is generally used to treat: Leukemia, Lymphoma

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)


  • It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
  • Avoid contact with people who have infections.
  • It may reduce platelet counts, avoid injury of bruising.
  • Avoid live vaccination during the treatment period.
  • It may affect blood sugar level monitor sugar level regularly while taking this medication.
  • Before using nelarabine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
  • Caution is advised when using this drug in older adults because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug, especially nervous system problems (e.g., numbness/tingling in hands/feet).
  • This drug is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It may harm the unborn baby. Consult your doctor for details and to discuss the use of reliable forms of birth control while using this medication. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor right away.
  • It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended.

Common Side-Effects

NELARABINE : Dry Skin, Itchy Skin, Skin Rash, Abdomen Pain, Anxiety, Black (tar) Colored Stools, Gums Bleeding, Blood Or Red Colored Urine, Bloody Or Red Colored Stools, Chills, Cough, Dizziness, Fainting, Dry Mouth, Drowsiness, Fever, Head Headache, Increased Thirst, Frequent Urination, Restless Or Irritability, Loss Of Appetite, Mood Swings, Nausea, Vomit, Pain With Urination, Difficulty Sleeping, Runny Nose, Eyes Sunken Eyes, Body Excessive Sweating, Weight Loss (unintentional), Wheezing

Serious Side-Effects

NELARABINE : Febrile Convulsions, Seizure, Eyes Blurred Vision, Difficulty Breathing, Irregular Heartbeat

Technical Classification


Storage Conditions

Room Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)

Available Alternatives

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