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|This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:|
|This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:|
MGI Pharma, Inc.
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Dacogen is an injectable medicine used to treat adults with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). MDS is a group of diseases affecting the bone marrow and blood cells.
Dacogen has not been studied in children.
Side Effects of Dacogen
The following are the major possible risks and side effects of Dacogen therapy:
- harm to an unborn baby. Dacogen may harm an unborn baby. Women who can get pregnant should avoid becoming pregnant during treatment with Dacogen. Men should not father a child during treatment with Dacogen, and should wait for 2 months afterwards.
- decrease in white blood cells called neutropenia, which can increase your risk to infections.
- decrease in platelets called thrombocytopenia, which can cause you to bruise easily or increase your risk of bleeding.
- other common side effects that may occur with Dacogen include:
- small red dots on skin
- high sugar
Who Should Not Take Dacogen
You should not be given Dacogen if you are allergic to Dacogen or any of its ingredients.
Interactions with Dacogen
Dacogen and certain other medicines may interact with each other. Tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them with you to show your healthcare professional.
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