Common English name: Azacitidine

Brand: Vidaza

Application: Bone marrow diseases (myelodysplastic syndrome)


what you will read next :


Dosage forms of azacitidine

Injectable vial


Azacitidine Drug Information

Azacitidine is a chemotherapy drug used to treat a group of bone marrow or blood diseases (myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)) in which the bone marrow does not produce healthy blood cells. People with MDS often have problems such as infection, anemia, bleeding and bruising. With the help of bone marrow, it produces normal blood cells. Azacitidine also kills abnormal cells that have overgrown and are not working properly.


The correct amount and method of taking Azacitidine

Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.

The dose and amount of Azacitidine varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. The dose of this drug is prescribed based on the weight and condition of the disease.

Azacitidine injection vial is injected under the supervision of a doctor and usually each course of treatment with this drug is 7 days, the patient receives this drug once a day for 7 consecutive days and then this treatment cycle is repeated once every 4 weeks.

Azacitidine injection vial is injected subcutaneously and intravenously.


Contraindications Azacitidine

Note the expiration date of azacitidine and do not take it if it has expired.

Never give Azacitidine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with azacitidine, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.


Azacitidine during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Taking azacitidine during pregnancy may be dangerous for the fetus.


The effect of Azacitidine on driving

Azacitidine may make you tired or drowsy. If you have these symptoms, avoid driving.


Drug interaction with azacitidine

Drug interactions may alter the performance of drugs and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Azacitidine may interact with the following drugs: Some live vaccines (such as BCG), clozapine, immunosuppressants (such as fingolimod, natalizumb, afalizumab, ocrelizumab)


Azacitidine Warning

Some medications cannot be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking azacitidine:


Side effects of azacitidine

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:

Bruising, swelling, redness and pain at the injection site








Mouth ulcers

skin dryness


Loss of appetite

Muscle and joint pain, symptoms of infection (such as fever, chills, cough, persistent sore throat, abnormal sweating), symptoms of liver damage (including

dark urine, frequent nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite), stomach and abdominal pain, yellowing of the eyes Or skin: See your doctor right away if you have any of these symptoms.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of Azacitidine.


Side effects of Azacitidine overdose (Azacitidine poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.


Storage conditions of Azacitidine

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.