Altretamineis an oral cancer medication. It is prescribed for the treatment of recurrentovarian cancer. It interferes with the growth of cancer cells and prevents thecancer cells from spreading in the body. Altretamine is FDA approved for the treatment andrelieving the symptoms of ovarian cancer since 1990. It is usually given afterother cancer medications were ineffective. It may also be used for the purposesas determined by your physician.
Altretamineis an antineoplastic agent. The exact mechanism of action remains unknown.Since it is an antineoplastic agent, it metabolizes into alkylating agents byN-demethylation. These agents can causedamages to the tumor cells.
How to use Altretamine?
TakeAltretamine exactly as directed. The recommended dose of this medication is 1tablet 4 times a day. It is given in a 28-day treatment cycle. Take yourmedication only during the first 2 or 3 weeks of each cycle or as determined byyour doctor. Take your medication aftereach meal and before bedtime with enough water. Do not take more than what isprescribed or longer than the recommended duration of treatment. For a misseddose, contact your doctor right away. In case of an overdose, seek medical attentionright away.
What are the side effects of Altretamine?
Some commonside effects are:
Seriousside effects are:
If youwill experience other side effects not mentioned above, consult your doctorright away.