Vidaza

The below information on Vidaza has been taken from official FDA sources, but we cannot guarantee it's accuracy. Please use this site for educational purposes only. This site does not replace a proper discussion with your doctor.


    Brand Name:Vidaza
    Generic:Azacitidine
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2004-05-19 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Pharmion Corporation
This drug is available in the following forms:
Intravenous Injections
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2007/050794s005lbl.pdf

About Vidaza

Vidaza is used to treat patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is a group of conditions caused by a problem in the blood-forming cells of bone marrow.

Precautions for Vidaza

Vidaza may lead to low white blood cell count (neutropenia) and low platelet count (thrombocytopenia).Your doctor check your blood cell counts regularly to monitor your response and reactions to Vidaza.

Side Effects of Vidaza

The most common side effects with Vidaza include:

  • nausea
  • low red blood cell count (anemia)
  • low platelet count (thrombocytopenia)
  • vomiting
  • fever
  • low white blood cell count (leukopenia)
  • diarrhea
  • tiredness
  • redness at the injection site
  • constipation
  • bruising

Who Should Not Take Vidaza

You should not be given Vidaza if you:

  • are allergic to Vidaza or any of the ingredients in Vidaza including mannitol
  • have advanced liver cancer tumors.
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Recent Forum Posts on Vidaza

vidaza side effects

my 84 years old mother has now acute leukemia after MDS diagnosis of several months; she has been taking several rounds of sub-cutaneous vidaza treatments. lately she developed terrible redness all over her skin and itches terrible. her skin has thickened all over and is dry and scaly. could it be due to the vidaza treatment she also takes the Eprex drug to boost her Red Blood cells(RBC)


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