Clofarabine (Intravenous Route)Drug Information provided by: Micromedex
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Clofarabine belongs to the group of medicines known as antineoplastics. It is used to treat a type of cancer of the white blood cells called acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in patients 1 to 21 years of age who have already used at least two other cancer medicines.
Clofarabine interferes with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed. Since the growth of normal body cells also may be affected by clofarabine, other effects also occur. Some of these effects may be serious and must be reported to your doctor.
Before you begin treatment with clofarabine, you and your doctor should talk about the good this medicine will do as well as the risks of using it.
Clofarabine is to be administered only by or under the immediate supervision of your doctor.