GlaxoSmithKline | Busulfex (Medication)
Busulfex/busulfan, is a cancer medication used to treat the symptoms of chronic myelogenous leukemia. It interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their spread in the body; it treats, but not cure leukemia.
Busulfan injection is given through a needle placed into a vein in your upper chest by a healthcare provider, in a hospital or medical clinic. Busulfan injection is usually given every 6 hours for 4 days in a row. ...
Among with its needed effects, Busulfex can cause severe side effects such as:an allergic reaction - difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives; pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding; signs of infection such as fever, chills, sore throat, flu symptoms, loss of appetite, weight loss, mouth sores, unusual weakness; persistent cough, congestion, low fever, feeling short of; weight gain, stomach swelling or tenderness, jaundice; coughing up blood; stomach pain, vomiting, sharp chest pain, trouble breathing; blurred vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights; seizure (convulsions); or fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash. ...
Before using this medicine inform your doctor if you are allergic to busulfan, to other drugs, or if you have any other allergies. Tell your doctor if you are using other medicine and if you have or ever have had any of the following conditions:a weak immune system such as bone marrow depression caused by other cancer medications or radiation treatment; epilepsy or other seizure disorder; history of head injury; or a history of lung or breathing problems.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor advice. If you get pregnant while using this, tell your doctor immediately. ...