What is Vidaza used for?
is used to treat patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).
Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is a group of conditions caused by a
problem in the blood-forming cells of bone marrow.
Who should not be treated with Vidaza?
should not be given Vidaza if you:
- are allergic to Vidaza or any of the ingredients in Vidaza
- have advanced
liver cancer tumors.
Special Warning(s) with Vidaza:
may cause harm to a fetus. Women should avoid becoming
pregnant and should not breastfeed while receiving treatment with Vidaza.
Men should avoid fathering a child while receiving treatment with Vidaza.
General Precautions with Vidaza:
may lead to low white blood cell count (neutropenia)
and low platelet count (thrombocytopenia).Your doctor
check your blood cell counts regularly
to monitor your response and reactions
What should I tell my health care
your health care provider if you:
have liver problems
have kidney problems
are pregnant, are trying to
become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
health care provider about all the medicines you take, including
prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal
What are some possible side effects of
list is NOT a complete list of side effects reported with Vidaza.
Your health care provider can discuss with you a more complete list
of side effects.)
most common side effects with Vidaza include:
- low red blood cell count (anemia)
- low platelet count (thrombocytopenia)
- low white blood cell count (leukopenia)
- redness at the injection site
For more detailed information about Vidaza, ask your health care provider