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    Brand Name:Arranon
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2005-10-28 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
SmithKline Beecham
This drug is available in the following forms:
Intravenous Injections
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:

About Arranon

Arranon is an anti-cancer medicine used to treat adults and children who have:

  • T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia
  • T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma

At this time, it is not known whether Arranon will improve symptoms, keep the disease from getting worse, or help patients live longer.

Side Effects of Arranon

  • serious nervous system problems including:
  • extreme sleepiness
  • seizures
  • coma
  • numbness and tingling in the hands, fingers, feet, or toes (peripheral neuropathy)
  • weakness and paralysis.

Call your healthcare professional right away if you or your child has the following symptoms:

  • seizures
  • numbness and tingling in the hands, fingers, feet, or toes
  • problems with fine motor skills such as buttoning clothes
  • unsteady while walking
  • increased tripping while walking
  • weakness when getting out of a chair or walking up stairs.

These symptoms may not go away even whentreatment with Arranon is stopped.

  • decreased blood counts such as low red blood cells, low white blood cells, and low platelets

Call your or your child’s healthcare professional right away if you or your child:

  • is more tired than usual, pale, or has trouble breathing
  • has a fever or signs of an infection
  • bruises easy or has any unusual bleeding

Blood tests should be done regularly to check blood counts.

  • stomach area problems such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation
  • some common side effects that may occur with Arranon include:
    • headache
    • sleepiness
    • blurry eyesight

You or your child should not drive or operate dangerous machines during treatment with Arranon.

Who Should Not Take Arranon

You or your child should not be given Arranon if you or your child is allergic to nelarabine, or to anything else in Arranon.

Interactions with Arranon

Tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you or your child takes including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

You or your child should not receive vaccines made with live germs during treatment with Arranon.

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