Busulfan may help to gradually lower the blood counts for older people who have chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) but who cannot take other medicines or who are unable to maintain close and frequent medical supervision.1
Side effects are common with busulfan and
Thinning or brittleness of the
Darkening and drying of the skin.
appetite or weight loss.
Mouth sores (stomatitis).
Low blood counts, which may make you tired and more likely to get
an infection. Your blood counts may stay low for a long time.
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug
Reference is not available in all systems.)
Liesveld JL, Lichtman MA (2010). Chronic myelogenous leukemia and related disorders. In K Kaushanksy et al., eds., Williams Hematology, 8th ed., pp. 1331–1379. New York: McGraw-Hill.
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