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Streptozocin Drug Information

A healthcare provider may recommend streptozocin (Zanosar®) as a chemotherapy treatment for pancreatic islet cell cancer. It belongs to a group of medicines known as alkylating agents, and works by disrupting the replication of DNA. As a result, this prescription drug can help prevent cancer cells from growing and multiplying.
 
Although this can be an effective drug for many people, not everyone can use it. Information on streptozocin should be reviewed with your healthcare provider before receiving the product to help ensure a safe treatment. For instance, women may not be able to use this medication while pregnant, as it may cause harm to the unborn child.
 
Most people who use this form of chemotherapy will develop side effects. Some of the most commonly reported problems include diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
 
(Click Streptozocin for more details on this drug, including information on what your healthcare provider needs to know before you begin treatment, potential side effects, and how it is administered.)
 

Streptozocin Drug Information

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