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Mitomycin Chemotherapy Information

As a type of chemotherapy medication, mitomycin (Mutamycin®) is prescribed to treat stomach or pancreatic cancer. It is approved for use in adults only, and is reserved for use when the cancer has not adequately responded to other treatment.
 
Mutamycin comes in the form of a powder, which is dissolved in sterile water to form a liquid. It is usually given through a needle inserted into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, injection). A healthcare provider will administer this medication in a healthcare setting.
 
If your healthcare provider recommends chemotherapy treatment with mitomycin, he or she will need information on your medical history and any other medications, vitamins, or supplements you are using. Side effects are common and may include nausea, vomiting, and hair loss. You should also talk to your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have any allergies.
 
(To learn more about this chemotherapy drug, click Mitomycin. This full-length article covers more information, including dosing guidelines, details on how the medicine works, and other important warnings and precautions.)
 
 

Mitomycin Chemotherapy Information

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