Welcome to the BMTInfonet Drug Database

This guide lists many of the drugs bone marrow, stem cell and cord blood transplants patients receive during treatment. It explains why they are used and some, but not allAcute lymphoblastic leukemia., of the possible side effects.

This guide should not be used as a substitute for a detailed discussion with your doctor and pharmacist about drugs you are being given. If you experience any side effect after taking the drug, even if they are not noted below, consult your doctor immediately.

Some of the drugs in this guide are also used outside the transplant setting. The descriptions of the drugs in this guide pertain only to their use in bone marrow, stem cell or cord blood transplantation.

If you are searching for a drug used by transplant patients and survivors that is not in this database, please contact us at drugdata@bmtinfonet.org.

This database was compiled under the direction of pharmacists knowledgeable about transplantation, but should not be construed as medical advice. Consult your doctor for information about how each drug might affect you.

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Cefazolin


Trade Names: 
Ancef®
Trade Names: 
Kefzol®

Possible Uses: 
Prevent or treat bacterial infections.

Possible Side Effects: 
Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or rash. If patient is allergic, may cause rash, swelling, breathing difficulties.
Last updated on 02/01/2010

Clonazepam


Trade Names: 
Klonopin®

Possible Uses: 
Treat or prevent seizures, relieve nerve pain, decrease anxiety.

Drug Interactions: 
Use of other sedatives may have an additive effect.

Possible Side Effects: 
Blurred vision, headache, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, drowsiness, reduced coordination, difficulty concentrating, breathing difficulties, slow heartbeat, balance problems, depression, confusion. May casue drowsiness. Do NOT operate heavy machinary.
Last updated on 02/01/2010

Granisetron


Trade Names: 
Kytril®

Possible Uses: 
Control nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy, radiation, or after surgery

Possible Side Effects: 
Headache, diarrhea, constipation, skin rash.
Last updated on 02/01/2010

Ketoconazole


Trade Names: 
Nizoral®

Possible Uses: 
Prevent or treat fungal infections, primarily in finger or toe nails.

Drug Interactions: 
This drug may interfer with many other drugs. Please check with your pharmacist

Possible Side Effects: 
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, rash, loss of appetite, yellow skin or eyes, dark colored urine, change in liver function.
Last updated on 02/01/2010

Palifermin


Trade Names: 
Kepivance®

Possible Uses: 
Used to prevent mucositis from radiation and/or chemotherapy. Given IV for 3 days before chemotherapy and for 3 days after chemotherapy

Possible Side Effects: 
edema, high blood pressure, fever, pain,rash, red skin, cough, runny nose. Tongue/ mouth discoloration or thickness, taste alteration.
Last updated on 02/01/2010
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