What Nelarabine Is Used For:

Nelarabine is used to treat T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) and T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma (T-LBL) whose disease has not responded to or has relapsed following treatment with at least two chemotherapy regimens.
Note: If a drug has been approved for one use, physicians may elect to use this same drug for other problems if they believe it may be helpful.

How Nelarabine Is Given

By intravenous (IV) infusion.
IV hydration is often recommended before Nelarabine.
A medication named allopurinol may also be used.
The amount of Nelarabine that you will receive depends on many factors, including your height and weight, your general health or other health problems, and the type of cancer or condition being treated. Your doctor will determine your dose and schedule.

Side Effects
Important things to remember about the side effects of Nelarabine:

  • Most people do not experience all of the Nelarabine side effects listed.
  • Nelarabine side effects are often predictable in terms of their onset and duration.
  • Nelarabine side effects are almost always reversible and will go away after treatment is complete.
  • Nelarabine side effects may be quite manageable. There are many options to help minimize or prevent side effects.
  • There is no relationship between the presence or severity of side effects and the effectiveness of Nelarabine.
Category: Tag:

Nelarabine is the generic name for the trade name chemotherapy drug Arranon. In some cases, health care professionals may use the trade name Arranon when referring to the generic drug name Nelarabine.

Drug Type: Nelarabine is an anti-cancer (“antineoplastic” or “cytotoxic”) chemotherapy drug. This medication is classified as an “antimetabolite.” (For more detail, see “How Nelarabine Works” below).


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