Uses

Pentostatin is used to treat a certain type of cancer (hairy cell leukemia). It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

How to use

This medication is given by injection into a vein by a health care professional, usually every other week or as directed by your doctor. Dosage is based on your medical condition, body size, and response to treatment.

To help reduce side effects to the kidneys, your doctor may prescribe IV fluids before and after you receive pentostatin.

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