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People with chronic myelogenous leukemia who need to have a stem cell transplant will typically be prescribed busulfan injection (Busulfex®) in the four days prior to the procedure. The drug is administered intravenously four times a day for these four days and works by preventing cancer cells from growing and multiplying.
Like any chemotherapy medication, side effects are possible with busulfan and include injection site reactions, nausea, and mouth sores. Prior to beginning treatment, your healthcare provider needs complete information on any other drugs you are taking and any other medical conditions you have, such as liver disease or a seizure disorder.
(Click Busulfan Injection for more information, including dosing guidelines, important precautions and warnings, what to do if you miss a dose, and more.)
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