Treating the symptoms of chronic myelogenous leukemia.
Myleran is an alkylating agent. It works by slowing down reproduction and growth of certain white blood cells, which helps the body fight leukemia.
Do not use Myleran if:
you are allergic to any ingredient in Myleran
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Myleran:
Some medical conditions may interact with Myleran. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
- if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
- if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
- if you have bone marrow problems, blood problems (eg, porphyria, thalassemia), a head injury, or a history of seizures (eg, epilepsy)
- if you have undergone chemotherapy or radiation or have previously or are currently taking any other medicines for cancer
- if you are overweight
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Myleran. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
Acetaminophen, metronidazole, or itraconazole because they may increase the risk of Myleran’s side effects
Cyclophosphamide because the risk of serious heart side effects may be increased
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Myleran may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Important safety information:
Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Myleran before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
If nausea, vomiting, or loss of appetite occur, do not stop using your medicine. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist for ways to lessen these effects.
Myleran may lower the ability of your body to fight infection. Avoid contact with people who have colds or infections. Tell your doctor if you notice signs of infection like fever, sore throat, rash, or chills.
Myleran may reduce the number of clot-forming cells (platelets) in your blood. Avoid activities that may cause bruising or injury. Tell your doctor if you have unusual bruising or bleeding. Tell your doctor if you have dark, tarry, or bloody stools.
Do not receive a live vaccine (eg, measles, mumps) while you are taking Myleran. Talk with your doctor before you receive any vaccine.
Myleran increases the risk of a second cancer in future years. It may also cause a rare but serious lung problem (bronchopulmonary dysplasia with pulmonary fibrosis) within months to years after treatment with Myleran. Talk with your doctor if you have questions about your risk for these problems.
A serious and sometimes fatal heart problem has happened with some people taking Myleran. Most of the time, stomach pain and vomiting happened before the heart problem. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor.
Serious and sometimes fatal liver problems have happened with Myleran. Call your doctor right away if you have symptoms of liver problems (eg, dark urine, pale stools, persistent loss of appetite, right-upper stomach pain, unusual tiredness, yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy during care and for some time after care ends. Talk with your doctor to see how long to use birth control after you stop Myleran.
If you are a man and have sex with a female who could get pregnant, protect her from pregnancy during care and for some time after care ends. Use birth control that you can trust. Talk with your doctor to see how long to use birth control after you stop Myleran.
Myleran may cause you to not able to get pregnant. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor.
Myleran may affect sperm in men. This may affect being able to father a child. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor.
Lab tests may be performed while you use Myleran. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Myleran may cause harm to the fetus. Avoid becoming pregnant while you are taking Myleran. If you suspect you may be pregnant, contact your doctor right away. It is unknown if Myleran is excreted in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Myleran.
Possible side effects of Myleran:
- Black, tarry stools
- bloated abdomen or stomach
- blood in the urine or stools
- blurred vision
- chest pain
- cough or hoarseness
- fast or irregular breathing
- fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
- fever or chills
- lower back or side pain
- pain and fullness in the upper abdominal or stomach
- painful or difficult urination
- pinpoint red spots on the skin
- pounding in the ears
- skin rash or itching
- slow heartbeat
- unusual bleeding or bruising
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