Drug: Hexalen

ALTRETAMINE (al TRET a meen) is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine is used to treat ovarian cancer.

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Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • low blood counts - this medicine may decrease the number of white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. You may be at increased risk for infections and bleeding.
  • signs of infection - fever or chills, cough, sore throat, pain or difficulty passing urine
  • signs of decreased platelets or bleeding - bruising, pinpoint red spots on the skin, black, tarry stools, blood in the urine
  • signs of decreased red blood cells - unusually weak or tired, fainting spells, lightheadedness
  • confusion
  • muscle weakness
  • pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet
  • problems with balance, walking, talking
  • seizures
  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
  • vomiting
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
  • diarrhea
  • hair loss
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea
  • stomach upset

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Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • low blood counts - this medicine may decrease the number of white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. You may be at increased risk for infections and bleeding.
  • signs of infection - fever or chills, cough, sore throat, pain or difficulty passing urine
  • signs of decreased platelets or bleeding - bruising, pinpoint red spots on the skin, black, tarry stools, blood in the urine
  • signs of decreased red blood cells - unusually weak or tired, fainting spells, lightheadedness
  • confusion
  • muscle weakness
  • pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet
  • problems with balance, walking, talking
  • seizures
  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
  • vomiting
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
  • diarrhea
  • hair loss
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea
  • stomach upset

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What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine? They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • infection (especially virus infection such as chickenpox or herpes)
  • low blood counts like low platelets, red blood cells, white blood cells
  • neurologic problem like loss of feeling, pain or numbness
  • recent or ongoing radiation therapy
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to altretamine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

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