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PCB, PCZ. Procarbazine Hydrochloride
Often used for:
Procarbazine is a type of chemotherapy. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cells. Procarbazine may be used in combination with other medicines.
Patients will have regular blood draws to check blood counts and to monitor liver and kidney function. The dose of procarbazine may change based on results of lab tests.
May be taken as a capsule by mouth
May be taken as a liquid by mouth
Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include: hives, rash, itching, difficulty breathing and/or swallowing, low blood pressure
Not all patients who take procarbazine 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 due to procarbazine include:
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.