like lab tests ,,blood tests
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Yes, blood tests are necessary before cytarabine is started. It depends on the protocol according to what they cytarabine is given. Sometimes pre-hydration is necessary. Ondansetron is given to prevent nausea and vomiting. If it is high dose cytarabine infusion then steroid eyedrops are put in eyes prophylactically to prevent conjunctivitis (which can be caused due to excretion of cytarabine in tears).
- Cytarabine Information for Consumers
- Cytarabine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cytarabine (detailed)
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