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If you have a rare form of cancer called hairy cell leukemia, your healthcare provider may prescribe a chemotherapy drug called pentostatin (Nipent®). The medication is approved for use in adults only, and works by slowing down the growth of cancer cells.
Pentostatin comes as a powder that is mixed with liquid and injected into a vein (intravenously, or by IV) once every other week. Your dosage will be determined based on your weight and height, how you respond to the drug, and other factors.
(Click Pentostatin for more details on dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and safety precautions to review before using this medicine. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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