FDA Approved: * August 7, 2007
Pharm Company: * BEDFORD LABS
Category: Cancer

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

Pentostatin Overview

Pentostatin (or deoxycoformycin, trade name Nipent, manufactured by SuperGen) is an anticancer chemotherapeutic drug.[1] Mechanism It is classified as a purine analog, which is a type of antimetabolite. It mimics the nucleoside adenosine and thus inhibits the enzyme adenosine deaminase, interfering with the cell's ability to process DNA.[2] Cancer cells generally divide more often than healthy cells; DNA is highly involved in cell division (mitosis) and drug...

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Pentostatin/ Cytoxin treatment

Why has there been , so to speak, no recent, say after 2010, discussion of treatment of Waldenstroms with Pentostatin/Cytoxin , results and criticisms ? ## In many cases, treatments and clinical trials don't receive the necessary funds to carry out further experiments or studies with the given drug/medication. Based on a number of articles that I've come across on this subject, there really is no one attempting to create discussion on it. And in my opinion that is why sites like this one thrive off of discussion and criticism. The lack of information available to the public can certainly leave one asking questions or seeking further information that simply isn't there. In reality, it takes individuals like you and I and many others within these forums to create and present c...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Injection: 10mg, 10mg/vial
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Pentostatin: (1 result)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 55390-244 Pentostatin 10 mg/5ml Intravenous Injection, Powder, Lyophilized, for Solution by Bedford Laboratories

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

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