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Mutamycin is not approved for use in children, as it has not been adequately studied in this age group. Talk to your child's healthcare provider about the particular risks and benefits of using this medicine in a child.
Older adults can be treated with Mutamycin. However, there were not enough older adults in clinical trials to determine if they would respond any differently to the medication than younger age groups.
Older adults may be more likely to develop injection site reactions, such as redness, swelling, pain, or irritation at the site where the medication enters the body. In general, older adults should be treated cautiously with this medicine.
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medicine for something other than the uses discussed in this article. This is referred to as an "off-label" use. Mutamycin is used off-label to treat other types of cancer, including:
- Bladder cancer
- Anal cancer
- Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and rectum)
- Cancer of the head and neck
- Lung cancer
- Cancer of the cervix
- Hepatocellular cancer (liver cancer).
This medicine may also be used off-label to treat tracheal stenosis (narrowing of the trachea) or used during eye surgery to remove a pterygium (a noncancerous growth of the conjunctiva, the clear tissue that covers the whites of the eyes).