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Amifostine


Trade Names: 
Ethyol®

Possible Uses: 
Protect against kidney damage that may result from cisplatin therapy, and protect against dry mouth associated with head and neck radiation. Investigational use is to protect bone marrow cells from radiation and chemotherapy.

Special Notes: 
Given IV push prior to chemotherapy.

Possible Side Effects: 
Nausea and vomiting, low blood pressure, flushing, sneezing.
Last updated on 02/01/2010
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