MGI Pharma, Inc. | Altretamine (Medication)


Altretamine belongs to a group of medicines called antineoplastics that are used to treat cancer of the ovaries. Altretamine works by stopping the growth of cancer cells.

This medicine is prescription only and it should be taken by mouth exactly as your doctor ordered. Do not increase the dose without your doctor approval. ...

Side Effect:

The most common side effects of this medicine are:loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting, weakness and fatigue. In case any of these persists or worsen, seek medical care.

Other more serious side effects that need immediately medical help include:unusual bruising or bleeding, dizziness, fever, chills, rapid heartbeat, fainting, mood changes, sore throat and skin rash. ...


Before taking Altretamine inform your doctor about any allergy you have. Also tell your doctor if you are using other medication and if you have or ever have had any of the following conditions:seizure disorders, nervous system disease, blood disorders, kidney disease, liver disease, Chickenpox, Herpes zoster or any infections.

It is not recommended to take any vaccination or immunization while using Altretamine without consulting your doctor. Alcohol is also forbidden because it can cause stomach cramps, headaches and flushing.

During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...