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Busulfan injection is given intravenously four times a day for four days to help prepare the body for a stem cell transplant. This prescription chemotherapy drug is specifically designed for people who have a type of cancer called chronic myelogenous leukemia. Most people who receive this medicine will develop some type of side effect, such as infections, nausea, and mouth sores.
- Decreased white blood cells, which could increase the risk for infections
- Decreased red blood cells (anemia)
- Decreased platelets, which could increase the risk for bleeding
- Mouth sores.