Myleran (Busulfan) Tablet is indicated for the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). It is a type of cancer of the white blood cells. This medication slows and stops the development of the cancer cells in your body. Cancers form when some cells in the body grow uncontrollably and abnormally. These cells spread and destroy the nearby tissues.
How does Myleran (Busulfan) Tablet work?
Myleran (Busulfan) Tablet works by preventing cancer cells from growing. It does this by damaging and binding to the DNA in the cancer cells. This stops the cells from developing and increasing. Myleran Tablet can also affect normal, healthy cells, mostly those that grow fast, such as hair cells and blood cells. This medicine can lessen the making of blood cells, leaving people susceptible to infection. Regular blood tests are therefore needed to monitor the levels of blood cells.
Why use Myleran (Busulfan) Tablet?
Myleran (Busulfan) Tablet belongs to the group of cancer-fighting medications called antineoplastics. Specifically, it is called alkylating agents. This can also be used to treat polycythaemia Vera, a blood problem. This is available in tablet form for oral administration. Each film-coated tablet has 2mg of Busulfan. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved this treatment already.
How to use Myleran (Busulfan) Tablet?
The recommended dose and dosing schedule will depend on your condition and response to it. This is to be taken once a day by mouth and with/without a meal. You should take it at the same time each day.
What are the side-effects of Myleran (Busulfan) Tablet?
- Dry mouth
- Darkening skin
- Upset stomach
- Hair loss
- Loss of appetite
- Missed menstrual periods
- Weight loss
Call your doctor if you have serious side effects like:
- Unusual or extreme tiredness
- Painful urination
- Toe or joint pain
- Cloudy or blurred vision
- Fats or pounding heartbeat
- Signs of liver disease (persistent nausea or vomiting, severe stomach pain, dark urine or yellowing skin/eyes)
Warnings and Precautions
- Before taking this, let your doctor know if you have any allergies, medical history, or current medications.
- Consult first if you are pregnant or breastfeeding women.
- Do not change the dose or stop taking this tablet without consulting your doctor.
- If you missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Never mind the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule if it is almost time for your next dose.
- Keep this far from children’s reach.