Busulfan

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(byoo-SUL-fan)A drug used to treat chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML).

Uses

It is also used with other drugs to prepare patients with CML for a stem cell transplant. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer.

Mechanism of action

Busulfan attaches to DNA in cells and may kill cancer cells.

Type of drug

It is a type of alkylating agent.

Other names

Also called Busulfex and Myleran.

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