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Cytosar (cytarabine) Disease Interactions

There is 1 disease interaction with Cytosar (cytarabine):

Major

Antineoplastics (Includes Cytosar) ↔ Infections

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Infection - Bacterial/Fungal/Protozoal/Viral

Because of their cytotoxic effects on rapidly proliferating tissues, antineoplastic agents frequently can, to varying extent, induce myelosuppression. The use of these drugs may be contraindicated in patients with known infectious diseases. All patients should be instructed to immediately report any signs or symptoms suggesting infection such as fever, sore throat, or local infection during antineoplastic therapy. Close clinical monitoring of hematopoietic function is recommended.

References

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  3. "Product Information. Fludara (fludarabine)." Berlex, Richmond, CA.
  4. "Product Information. Taxol (paclitaxel)." Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ.
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  6. "Product Information. Doxil (doxorubicin liposomal)." Sequis Pharmaceuticals Inc, Menlo Park, CA.
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  14. "Product Information. Idamycin (idarubicin)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
  15. "Product Information. Platinol (cisplatin)." Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ.
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  17. "Product Information. Methotrexate (methotrexate)." Lederle Laboratories, Wayne, NJ.
  18. "Product Information. Xeloda (capecitabine)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  19. "Product Information. Nipent (pentostatin)." Parke-Davis, Morris Plains, NJ.
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Cytosar (cytarabine) drug Interactions

There are 160 drug interactions with Cytosar (cytarabine)

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

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