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A healthcare provider may prescribe cladribine (Leustatin®) to treat a certain type of cancer called hairy cell leukemia. The medication is approved for use in adults only, and works by slowing down the growth of cancer cells.
 
Cladribine is injected slowly into a vein continuously for seven days. Your dosage will be determined based on your weight and how you respond to the drug.
 
(Click Cladribine to learn more about this drug, including dosing guidelines and a list of side effects that may occur with treatment. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
 
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