MEDICATIONS
Chemotherapy:
Kills cells that are growing or multiplying too quickly.
  • Vincristine 

  • Daunorubicin

  • Doxorubicin

  • Cytarabine

  • Pegaspargase

  • 6-mercaptopurine (Purinethol)

  • 6-thioguanine

  • Methotrexate

  • Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)

  • Prednisone

  • Dexamethasone

SIDE EFFECTS
 
 
NOTE: TEMP OF 100.4 is reason for an immediate trip to the ER for antibiotics I must get to the hospital within one hour
  •  Pain 

  • Mouth sores (mucositis)

  • Loss of appetite

  • Constipation/Diarrhea

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Neutropoenia - increased risk of infections (because of low white blood cell counts)

  • Bruising and bleeding easily (from low platelet counts)

  • Fatigue (caused by low red blood cell counts)