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Friday, 1 July 2011


  • MESNA binds acrolein (metabolite of ifosamide) that is irritant to urothelium
  • Dexrasone iv is used with anthracycline extravasation
  • Epirubicin and Doxorubicin are a red solution and can cause urine and sweat to appear pink after treatment.
  • Methotrexate is yellow
  • Mitomycin C is a light blue solution
  • You can give vincristine, bleomycin and gemcitabine on day 8 as they have less myeloosuprresive effects on the pre-cursor cells.
  • Gemcitabine and Fludarabine have synergy with cisplatin by inhibiting the repair of cisplatin adducts (by NER)
  • 5-FU as a BOLUS affects RNA metabolism
  • 5-FU as an INFUSION affects DNA metabolism

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