Amifostine is used for:
Reducing kidney damage due to cisplatin chemotherapy in patients with ovarian cancer. It is also used to reduce moderate to severe dry mouth associated with radiation treatment after surgery for head and neck cancer. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Amifostine is a cytoprotective agent. It works by removing certain substances that cause damage to the kidneys. It also reduces some harmful effects of radiation on healthy tissues.
Regarding your question: I am assuming that it was given as a cytoprotective agent, after chemotherapy for gastric cancer.
- Amifostine Information for Consumers
- Amifostine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Amifostine (detailed)
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