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Fludarabine is a type of chemotherapy. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cells. It is also used to help prepare patients for allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant.
Patients will have regular blood draws to check blood counts and monitor liver and kidney function.
May be given as a liquid into a vein by IV
May be taken as a tablet by mouth (not available in the U.S.)
Not all patients who take fludarabine 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.
Some patients may experience long-term or late effects of treatment that may continue or develop months or years after treatment ends. Possible late effects include:
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.