Baxter International | Azacitidine (Medication)


Azacitidine is used when treatment with a stem cell transplant is not suitable. Azacitidine is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.

Azacitidine is used to treat certain types of bone marrow cancers and blood cell disorders. ...

Side Effect:

Serious side effect may include:pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating; fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, sores in your mouth and throat; easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin; redness, swelling, warmth, oozing, or other signs of skin infection; sudden chest pain or discomfort, wheezing, dry cough or hack; severe ongoing nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea; burning or skin changes where the injection was given; lower back pain, blood in your urine, urinating less than usual or not at all; numbness or tingly feeling around your mouth; muscle weakness, tightness, or contraction, overactive reflexes; fast or slow heart rate, weak pulse, confusion, fainting; or low potassium (confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or limp feeling).

Less serious side effects may include:mild nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite; stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation; feeling weak or tired; pain, redness, bruising, or other irritation where the injection was given; headache, dizziness; anxiety, sleep problems (insomnia); joint or muscle pain; or cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat.

Seek immediate medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction:hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. ...


Prior to using azacitidine, tell your doctor if you have any type of allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as mannitol), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:kidney disease, liver disease.

Do not have immunizations/vaccinations without the consent of your doctor, and avoid contact with people who have recently received oral polio vaccine or flu vaccine inhaled through the nose. Wash your hands well to prevent the spread of infections.

This drug may make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.

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