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Cytarabine

Popular Brands: : Cytarabine, Aracytine, Ara-c, Depocyt, Cytosar-u
Official FDA Reports70,371
Social Media Events2
Total Posts172
Avg. Review Score5.00/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Cytarabine
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Manufacturers
  • Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • Teva Parenteral Medicines Inc
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals Usa

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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Cytarabine Side Effects

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(Online Comments)
FAERS
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Side Effect On Drug
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Alarm
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Alarm

* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Cytarabine

Malaise

Cytarabine side effects My five year old daughter got really sick after taking 8 shots of cytarabine . She spend 32 days at two different hospitals in Virginia. None of the doctors could give me straig...


Source: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) Advic...

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Hypersensitivity

... and said that they had never seen anything like that. At the end my daughter got better but I still don't know what was the cause. Her chemo doctor told me that she was allergic to cytarabine . I don't...


Source: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) Advic...

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By neb123 in www.dailystrength.org

Worked as predicted. Got me in remission. Knocked my numbers down each time, but they bounced back after transfusions.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By npmom in www.dailystrength.org

I had a severe rash to both my hands after my second induction. My hands were like burns. They completely peeled when they healed. It was extremely painful.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By xuelan in www.dailystrength.org on September 30, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Guys, Hemochromatosis, whether primary or secondary, is not difficult to treat, and those of you with very high ferritins cannot be hurt by having an MRI to assess the liver (the MR signal chan...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Noodle65 in www.dailystrength.org on September 27, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Thank you dreamer, I have missed hearing from you and pray you are doing well. The treatment you describe is exactly the scenerio my med team discussed this week. The high ferritin is ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By dbrowncsu … in www.dailystrength.org on September 26, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Mon -- have not seen you before on the forum but perhaps I just have not been looking in the right place. Anyway, if this is your first post, welcome aboard; if not, excuse my ignorance ... after all...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By mondreamr1 in www.dailystrength.org on September 25, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Mine is being treated and my docs dx as secondary hemochromatosis. They way mine went: My original oncologist (now current hematologist) was going to schedule things once my counts norma...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By dbrowncsu … in www.dailystrength.org on September 24, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Cliff -- great to see you back on the list. Actually selfish on my part -- your advice is priceless and you are the only MD that we have. I know everyone is rejoicing at your return -- it has been a...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By xuelan in www.dailystrength.org on September 24, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Julie, Don't worry. Ferritin is a storage form of iron. Actually, it will go down with time. Your level is not astronomical at all. I am sure that your doctor checked your liver function t...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By CajunGirl … in www.dailystrength.org on September 23, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Lea, you are always a wealth of information. I like to see your posts because you explain things well. Thanks to Julie's question and your answer, this will be something I won't have to worry about w...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By leapea1208 in www.dailystrength.org on September 23, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Yes, they just checked Tony's in July too, he was high, 1600, norm 500, docs said this is expected/ normal after how many blood transfusions he had received, (induction, 4 consolidation rounds, relaps...


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* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.