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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Amoxicillin


Trade Names: 
Amoxil®
Trade Names: 
Polymox®
Trade Names: 
Trimox®
Trade Names: 
Wymox®

Possible Uses: 
Prevent or treat bacterial infections.

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

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

Leucovorin


Trade Names: 
Wellcovorin®

Alternate Names: 
Tetra-hydrofolate

Possible Uses: 
This drug is a folic acid derviative. Used to rescue cells from excess methotrexate blood levels.

Possible Side Effects: 
Flushed face, warm feeling.
Last updated on 02/01/2010
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