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Pentostatin is a medicine prescribed to treat an uncommon cancer called hairy cell leukemia. As a type of chemotherapy drug, it works by interfering with the way cancer cells grow and multiply. This medication is injected into a vein once every other week. Most people develop some type of side effect during treatment, such as fatigue, nausea, or vomiting.
- Nausea and vomiting
- Decrease in white blood cells