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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Ampicillin


Trade Names: 
Omnipen®
Trade Names: 
Polycillin®
Trade Names: 
Principen®
Trade Names: 
Totacillin®

Possible Uses: 
Prevent or treat bacterial infections.

Drug Interactions: 
May decrease the effectiveness of oral contraceptives and may increase the effects of anticoagulants such as warfarin or Coumadin®.

Possible Side Effects: 
Diarrhea, rash, nausea, vomiting. If patient has a penicillin allergy, may cause rash, swelling, breathing difficulties. May also cause a superinfection such as vaginal fungal infection.
Last updated on 02/01/2010

Calcium Carbonate


Trade Names: 
Caltrate®
Trade Names: 
Os-Cal®
Trade Names: 
Titralac®
Trade Names: 
Tums®

Possible Uses: 
Increase calcium, decrease phosphorous, acts as an antacid.

Special Notes: 
Should be taken 1-2 hours after other medications.

Drug Interactions: 
Many interactions including antibiotics and mycophenolate, check with your pharmacist.

Possible Side Effects: 
Diarrhea,vomiting, constipation or flatulence.
Last updated on 02/01/2010

Fentanyl


Trade Names: 
Actiq®
Trade Names: 
Duragesic®
Trade Names: 
Sublimaze®
Trade Names: 
Onsolis®

Possible Uses: 
Relieve severe or long-term pain.

Possible Side Effects: 
Constipation, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, confusion, dry mouth, stomach pain, rash, itching, swelling, breathing difficulties, irregular heartbeat, chest pain.
Last updated on 02/01/2010

Morphine


Trade Names: 
MSContin®
Trade Names: 
MSIR®
Trade Names: 
Oramorph SR®
Trade Names: 
Roxanol®

Possible Uses: 
Relieve moderate to severe pain.

Possible Side Effects: 
Constipation, nausea, itching, vomiting, dizziness, weakness, dry mouth, headache, blurred vision, sleepiness, rapid or slow heartbeat, breathing difficulties, swollen face, rash, hallucinations, change in behavior, confusion, tender stomach.
Last updated on 02/01/2010

Ofloxacin


Trade Names: 
Floxin®

Possible Uses: 
Prevent or treat bacterial infections.

Drug Interactions: 
Avoid calcium supplements, antacids, and dairy products one hour before or two hours after taking.

Possible Side Effects: 
Nausea, diarrhea, stomach upset, vomiting, headache, dizziness, sensitivity to sunlight, rash.
Last updated on 02/01/2010

Ondansetron


Trade Names: 
Zofran®

Possible Uses: 
Prevent or treat nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery.

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

Oprelvekin


Trade Names: 
Neumega®

Alternate Names: 
IL-eleven

Possible Uses: 
Speed platelet recovery after transplant, though not approved by FDA

Possible Side Effects: 
Fluid retention, heart rhythm abnormalities, allergic reactions
Last updated on 02/01/2010

Oxycodone


Trade Names: 
OxylR®
Trade Names: 
Oxycontin®

Possible Uses: 
Relieve moderate to severe pain.

Possible Side Effects: 
Constipation, nausea, itching, vomiting, dizziness, weakness, dry mouth, headache, blurred vision, sleepiness, rapid or slow heartbeat, breathing difficulties, swollen face, rash, hallucinations, change in behavior, confusion, tender stomach.
Last updated on 02/01/2010

Oxycodone with acetaminophen


Trade Names: 
Percocet®
Trade Names: 
Roxicet®
Trade Names: 
Tylox®

Possible Uses: 
Relieve mild to moderate pain.

Possible Side Effects: 
Constipation, nausea, itching, vomiting, dizziness, weakness, dry mouth, headache, blurred vision, sleepiness, rapid or slow heartbeat, breathing difficulties, swollen face, rash, hallucinations, change in behavior, confusion, tender stomach.
Last updated on 02/01/2010

Prednisone


Trade Names: 
Deltasone®
Trade Names: 
Cortan®
Trade Names: 
Orasone®

Possible Uses: 
Decrease swelling, decrease allergic reactions, control nausea or vomiting. May be used as part of chemotherapy regimen. In allogeneic transplants, used to prevent or treat graft rejection.

Possible Side Effects: 
Fluid retention, weight gain, increase in blood sugars, increase in white cell count, restlessness, anxiety, mood changes, sweating, redness in face, thinning skin, acne, increased hair growth, irregular menstrual periods, black bowel movements, muscle weakness or cramps.
Last updated on 02/01/2010
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