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CYTARABINE

CANCYT 1G

Prescription Drug
Formulation
Where to buy

Mercury Drug; Watson; SouthStar Drug; Rose Pharmacy

Cytarabine 100mg/ml Sol for Inj

Dosage

Adult & children Induction of remission in acute leukemia 100 mg/m2 bid by rapid IV or 100 mg/m2 daily by continuous IV for 5-10 days. Maintenance dose: 75-100 mg/m2 or 1-1.5 mg/kg or more may be given IV, IM or SC once or twice wkly. Refractory disease 3 g/m2 every 12 hr for up to 6 days as IV infusion for at least 1 hr. Leukemic meningitis 10-30 mg/m2 every 2-4 days intrathecally.

Availability: Box of 1's

Indication

Acute leukemia especially acute non-lymphoblastic leukemia when it is often given in association w/ thioguanine & an anthracycline eg, doxorubicin or daunorubicin. As regimen for Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, meningeal lymphoma & prophylaxis meningeal leukemia. Blast crisis of chronic myeloid leukemia, & treatment of lymphoma; management of myelodysplasia.

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