Amifostine

FDA Approved: * March 14, 2008
Pharm Company: * SUN PHARM INDS LTD
Category: Cancer

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



Amifostine Overview

Amifostine (ethiofos) is a cytoprotective adjuvant used in cancer chemotherapy and radiotherapy involving DNA-binding chemotherapeutic agents. It is marketed by Clinigen Group under the trade name Ethyol. Contents 1 Indications 2 Pharmacokinetics 3 Mechanism of action 4 Adverse effects 5 Contraindications 6 References Indications Amifostine is used therapeutically to reduce the incidence of neutropenia-related fever and infection induced by DNA-binding chemotherapeutic agents includi...

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Amifostine suppository

radiaation therapy ## Manufacturing formula of Amifostine suppository & one of the article of this topic. ## Amifostine is a Cytoprotective Adjuvant used during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. It helps reduce the instances of Neutropenia related fever and infections. Side effects can include: nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. The chemical formula and additional drug information can be found here: Is there anything else I can help you with?

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Subcutaneous Amifostine

The article on amifostine says it can ONLY be administered intravenously but this is NOT TRUE. Subcutaneous injection of amifostine has been shown to have the same cyctoprotective effect in the presence of radiation with reduced severity of side effects. This is easily verified with a little Google searching. PLEASE CORRECT YUR ARTICLE.

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Amifostine
  • Injection: 375mg/vial, 500mg, 500mg/vial
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Amifostine: (3 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 47335-581 Amifostine 50 mg/ml Intravenous Injection, Powder, Lyophilized, for Solution by Sun Pharma Global Fze
  • 55390-308 Amifostine 500 mg/10ml Intravenous Injection, Powder, Lyophilized, for Solution by Bedford Laboratories
  • 62756-581 Amifostine 50 mg/ml Intravenous Injection, Powder, Lyophilized, for Solution by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited

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

Related Amifostine Topics:

Amifostine suppository
radiaation therapy ## Manufacturing formula of Amifostine suppository & one of the article of this topic. ## Amifost... 2 replies
Subcutaneous Amifostine
The article on amifostine says it can ONLY be administered intravenously but this is NOT TRUE. Subcutaneous injection of...
Manufacturing formula of Amifostine Suppository
Amifostine 500 mg Suppository...






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