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Multiple Myeloma Supportive Care - Newlasta

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  • Multiple Myeloma Supportive Care
    This eMedTV article discusses various forms of multiple myeloma supportive care that may be used to treat health problems (such as pain, anemia, and kidney problems) associated with multiple myeloma or its treatment.
  • Multiple Myeloma Survival Rate
    As discussed in this eMedTV segment, the multiple myeloma survival rate refers to the percentage of people who survive the cancer for a specific period after their diagnosis. This article provides five-year survival rates for multiple myeloma.
  • Multiple Myeloma Treatment
    In cases of multiple myeloma, treatment options can include chemotherapy and radiation therapy. This eMedTV segment discusses these and other options in detail, including information about second opinions, side effects, and follow-up care.
  • Multiple Myeloma Treatments
    Biological therapy, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy are common treatments used for multiple myeloma. This eMedTV Web page takes a closer look at how this condition may be treated, and explains the circumstances under which treatment may be deferred.
  • Mutamycin
    Mutamycin is given by intravenous injection to treat stomach or pancreatic cancer. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at this chemotherapy medication, covering various topics such as how it works, side effects, and dosing guidelines.
  • Mutamycin and Breastfeeding
    Women are typically advised to avoid breastfeeding while receiving Mutamycin (mitomycin). This eMedTV segment explores whether this chemotherapy drug passes through breast milk and if it would put a nursing infant at risk for serious problems.
  • Mutamycin and Pregnancy
    Women who receive Mutamycin (mitomycin) during pregnancy may expose their unborn child to serious risks. This eMedTV Web page contains more details on what could happen if a pregnant woman uses this drug and discusses what your doctor may recommend.
  • Mutamycin Dosage
    Mutamycin is given as an intravenous injection once every six to eight weeks. As this eMedTV Web page explains, the dosage of Mutamycin is determined based on height and weight, among other things. More dosing tips and recommendations are also covered.
  • Mutamycin Drug Information
    By interfering with how cancer cells grow and divide, Mutamycin can help treat stomach or pancreatic cancer. This eMedTV article contains information on Mutamycin, including how this drug is given, potential side effects, and some safety precautions.
  • Mutamycin Drug Interactions
    Live vaccines, certain supplements, and various other drugs can react with Mutamycin. This eMedTV segment examines how interactions with Mutamycin may lead to dangerous side effects or other problems. It also lists several products you should avoid.
  • Mutamycin Overdose
    This article from the eMedTV Web library explains that an overdose on Mutamycin (mitomycin) may cause problems like a rash and vomiting. This resource describes other complications that may result and covers some of the possible treatment options.
  • Mutamycin Side Effects
    Diarrhea, headaches, and drowsiness are among the possible side effects of Mutamycin. This eMedTV resource lists other reactions that may occur during treatment and explains what to do if you experience anything that just does not seem right.
  • Mutamycin Uses
    This eMedTV segment discusses why Mutamycin is used to treat stomach or pancreatic cancer. This resource takes a look at how the drug works to slow down the progression of this disease. It also explains whether it is safe for children and older adults.
  • Mutamycin Warnings and Precautions
    Serious breathing problems and other life-threatening problems can occur during Mutamycin treatment. This eMedTV page examines other important warnings and precautions related to Mutamycin, and offers details on who should not use the chemotherapy drug.
  • Myleran
    Myleran tablets are taken once daily to treat a type of cancer called chronic myelogenous leukemia. This eMedTV page explores this medication in more detail, with information on how it works, possible side effects, and dosing guidelines.
  • Myleran and Breastfeeding
    Women are generally advised not to breastfeed while taking Myleran (busulfan). This eMedTV resource explores whether this drug passes through breast milk and describes some of the problems that may occur if Myleran is taken while nursing.
  • Myleran and Pregnancy
    Women who take Myleran (busulfan) during pregnancy may put their unborn child at risk for problems. This eMedTV Web page offers more information on what could happen if a pregnant woman uses this drug and discusses what your doctor may recommend.
  • Myleran Dosage
    Myleran tablets are taken once daily to treat chronic myelogenous leukemia. This eMedTV Web page examines how the dosage of Myleran is calculated for each person. It also outlines some helpful considerations to keep in mind during treatment.
  • Myleran Drug Information
    As this eMedTV page explains, Myleran can help slow down the progression of chronic myelogenous leukemia. This article contains more information on Myleran, including potential side effects, safety precautions, and dosing guidelines.
  • Myleran Drug Interactions
    If you combine Myleran with Tylenol, echinacea, or certain other drugs, it may lead to serious interactions. This eMedTV segment examines how these and other products may cause side effects or interfere with the effectiveness of the medications.
  • Myleran Overdose
    This eMedTV Web page explains that an overdose on Myleran (busulfan) may cause dangerous and even potentially fatal reactions. This page further discusses the specific effects of this type of overdose and describes how these problems may be treated.
  • Myleran Side Effects
    Weakness, anemia, and hair loss are among the possible side effects of Myleran. This part of the eMedTV Web site provides a detailed list of reactions to this chemotherapy drug. It also explains when to seek medical care.
  • Myleran Uses
    As explained in this eMedTV resource, Myleran is used for treating chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) in adults and children. This page describes how Myleran works and lists some off-label (unapproved) reasons to use this chemotherapy drug.
  • Myleran Warnings and Precautions
    Liver disease, infertility, and seizures are just a few of the complications that may occur with Myleran. This eMedTV Web selection contains other warnings and precautions for Myleran, and offers details on who should not take the chemotherapy drug.
  • Nausea and Temodar
    Side effects are possible with Temodar, and nausea is one of the most commonly reported problems. This eMedTV resource describes how often this side effect occurred during clinical trials and explains what to do if you develop serious problems.
  • Nausea and Vomiting
    This is another one of the chemo side effects that everybody knows about, typically from TV and movies. While many of today's chemo drugs are still highly likely to cause nausea and vomiting, we now have an arsenal of medications to help prevent and treat this side effect.
  • Nerve and Muscle Problems During Chemotherapy
    Chemotherapy can cause nerve problems and muscle problems in some people. This eMedTV Web page explains the types of symptoms to watch out for and offers some suggestions on ways to cope with nerve and muscle problems during chemotherapy.
  • Nerve Damage
    Chemotherapy can damage nerves throughout your body, causing a number of different problems, such as hearing loss, painful tinging in the hands and feet, and clumsiness or difficulty with manual tasks. Often, these side effects gradually improve within a year after chemo, but sometimes they are permanent.
  • Neulasta
    Neulasta is a prescription injection used to prevent infections in people undergoing chemotherapy. This eMedTV resource describes the effects of Neulasta, explains how it works, and offers general dosing information for the drug.
  • Neulasta and Breastfeeding
    It is not known whether Neulasta passes through breast milk in breastfeeding women. This eMedTV article discusses Neulasta and breastfeeding in more detail and describes the possible problems that may occur if the drug does pass through breast milk.
  • Neulasta and Hair Loss
    Hair loss is a reported side effect of Neulasta, but it may actually be a side effect of chemotherapy. This eMedTV Web page further explores the link between Neulasta and hair loss, and explains how common hair loss is with chemotherapy treatment.
  • Neulasta and Pregnancy
    Neulasta has not been studied in pregnant humans but does appear to cause harm to fetuses in animal studies. This eMedTV page offers more information on Neulasta and pregnancy, and describes the complications that were seen in animal studies.
  • Neulasta Dosage
    For the prevention of infections, the recommended Neulasta dosage is 6 mg once per chemotherapy cycle. This eMedTV resource discusses Neulasta dosing guidelines in more detail and offers precautions and tips for administering the injections.
  • Neulasta Drug Information
    As explained in this part of the eMedTV Web library, Neulasta is a medication used to prevent infections in people receiving chemotherapy. This article provides more information on Neulasta, including what to expect while using this drug.
  • Neulasta Drug Interactions
    If lithium or chemotherapy medicines are taken in conjunction with Neulasta, drug interactions could occur. This eMedTV Web page describes the potential side effects or complications that may develop during drug interactions with Neulasta.
  • Neulasta Overdose
    Little is known about what to expect from a Neulasta overdose because few cases have been reported. This eMedTV segment describes the possible effects of a Neulasta overdose and explains what treatment options are available.
  • Neulasta Side Effects
    Common side effects of Neulasta may include bone pain, headache, and vomiting. As this eMedTV page explains, most side effects are mild, but tell your doctor immediately if you develop allergic reactions, difficulty breathing, or increased cancer growth.
  • Neulasta Uses
    Neulasta is used for reducing the risk of infections in people who are undergoing chemotherapy treatment. This eMedTV article discusses Neulasta uses in more detail, including information on whether the drug can be used in children or adolescents.
  • Neulasta Warnings and Precautions
    Very rarely, Neulasta can cause enlargement and rupture of the spleen. This section of the eMedTV site contains a list of other Neulasta warnings and precautions, and offers an explanation of who should not take the drug.
  • Neupogen
    Neupogen is a medication that is used to prevent infections due to bone marrow transplant or chemotherapy. This eMedTV article further explains what Neupogen is used for, describes the effects of the drug, and offers general dosing information.
  • Neupogen and Breastfeeding
    At this time, researchers do not know whether Neupogen passes through breast milk. This eMedTV segment offers more information on Neupogen and breastfeeding, and explains why it is not likely that the drug would cause harm in breastfed infants.
  • Neupogen and Pregnancy
    In studies, Neupogen caused miscarriages and other problems when it was given to pregnant animals. This eMedTV article further describes animal studies that have been conducted on Neupogen and pregnancy, and explains possible effects of the drug.
  • Neupogen Dosage
    To prevent infections with bone marrow transplants, the suggested Neupogen dose is 10 mcg per kg of weight. This eMedTV page also includes Neupogen dosage guidelines for congenital neutropenia, stem cell collection, and infections due to chemotherapy.
  • Neupogen Drug Interactions
    Chemotherapy medications and lithium could potentially interact with Neupogen. As this eMedTV article explains, Neupogen drug interactions may increase the risk of low white blood cells or cause serious problems, such as heart attacks or strokes.
  • Neupogen Injection Drug Information
    This part of the eMedTV site offers some basic information on Neupogen, an injected drug used to prevent infections during chemotherapy. Topics covered in this article include other uses, how it is given, and what to discuss with your healthcare provider.
  • Neupogen Overdose
    A Neupogen overdose may cause white blood cell levels to become too high. This part of the eMedTV Web site explains what may happen if you overdose on Neupogen and lists the treatment options that are available for an overdose.
  • Neupogen Side Effects
    Nausea, vomiting, and nosebleeds are some of the most commonly reported side effects of Neupogen. This eMedTV Web article lists other potential side effects, including serious side effects that should be reported to your doctor.
  • Neupogen Uses
    Neupogen is primarily used for preventing infections due to chemotherapy or bone marrow transplants. This eMedTV segment discusses other Neupogen uses and explains whether the drug is used off-label for other conditions.
  • Neupogen Warnings and Precautions
    Neupogen should not be used in people undergoing radiation treatments. This eMedTV Web page contains more Neupogen warnings and precautions, including possible side effects that may occur. Information on who should not take the drug is also included.
  • Newlasta
    Neulasta is a medicine that is licensed to prevent infections in people undergoing chemotherapy. This eMedTV page briefly describes Neulasta and provides a link to more detailed information about the drug. Newlasta is a common misspelling of Neulasta.
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