Dacogen

Active Ingredient(s): Decitabine
FDA Approved: * May 2, 2006
Pharm Company: * MGI PHARMA INC
Category: Cancer

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Dacogen Overview

Decitabine (trade name Dacogen), or 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine, acts as an Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitor.[1] It is a drug for the treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes, a class of conditions where certain blood cells are dysfunctional, and for acute myeloid leukemia (AML).[2] Chemically, it is a cytidine analog. Contents 1 Mechanism 2 Clinical uses 3 References 4 Further reading 5 External links Mechanism Decitabine is a hypomethylating agent.[3][4] It hypomethylates DNA by inhibi...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Decitabine
  • Injection: 15m/m(2), 50mg, 50mg/vial
  • Powder: 50mg/vial
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Dacogen: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 59148-046 Dacogen 50 mg/20ml Intravenous Injection, Powder, Lyophilized, for Solution by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
  • 62856-600 Dacogen 50 mg/20ml Intravenous Injection, Powder, Lyophilized, for Solution by Eisai Inc.

Other drugs which contain Decitabine or a similar ingredient: (1 result)


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