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Actinomycin, Actinomycin D
Often used for:
Sarcomas, Wilms tumor
Dactinomycin is a type of chemotherapy. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cells. Dactinomycin is usually used in combination with other medicines.
Dactinomycin can cause tissue damage if it leaks from the vein. Patients may have irritation and skin damage at the IV site. Let a caregiver know if there is burning during administration.
Given as a liquid into a vein by IV
Not all patients who receive dactinomycin will experience these side effects. Common side effects are in bold, but there may be others. Please report all suspected side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.