Cytoprotective Drugs

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tkayrm
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Cytoprotective Drugs
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2012-08-20 00:01:41
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Cytoprotective Drugs used for chemoprotection
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  1. Amifostine (Ethyol)
    Binds with metobolites of cisplatin to protect the kidneys from nephrotoxic effects. Also protects the salivary glands in a patient receiving radiation therapy to the head and neck area.
  2. Dexrazoxane (Totect)
    Reduces tissue damage from anthracycline extravasation.
  3. Dexrazoxane (Zinecard)
    Helps to protect from cardiomyopathy. Used with Adriamycin.
  4. Elitek (Rasburicase)
    Conteracts the increase in uric acid and subsequent hyperuricemia resulting from the metabolic waste buildup from rapid tumor lysis.
  5. Leucovorin (Wellcovorin)
    Provides folic acid to cells after metotrexate administration to 'rescue' cells from toxic effects.
  6. Mesna (Mesnex)
    Protects against hemorrhagic cystitis. Given with Ifosfamide.
  7. Palifermin (Kepivance)
    Decreases the chance of developing severe mucositis or to shorten the duration of severe mucositis in patients receiving chemotherapy and radiation and undergoing antologous or allogenic transplant
  8. Pamidronate (Aredia)
    Protects against skeletal complications.
  9. Zometa (zoledronic acid injection)
    Treats high levels of calcium in the blood that may be caused by certain types of cancer. Also used along with cancer chemotherapy to treat bone damage caused by multiple myueloma or bone metastasis
  10. Zyloprin (Allopurinol)
    Conteracts the increase in uric acid and subsequent hyperuricemia resulting from the metabolic waste buildup from rapid tumor lysis. (Also used to treat gout)

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