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Busulfan Injection

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving this medication if you have:
 
  • Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure
  • Lung disease
  • A seizure disorder
  • A history of head trauma, such as a head injury
  • Had prior radiation treatment, chemotherapy, or stem cell or bone marrow transplant
  • Thalassemia (an inherited blood disorder)
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Busulfan Injection to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)
 

How Does It Work?

Busulfan injection is part of a group of medications called alkylating agents. In general, alkylating agents work by causing strands of DNA to bond to each other and become linked (this is known as "cross-linking"). The linked strands cannot uncoil and separate, which is necessary for the DNA to replicate. Because DNA replication is essential for cells to grow and multiply, busulfan injection may prevent cancer cells from growing and multiplying.
 
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