What is Fludarabine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Fludara

false

See also: FCMR protocol

Fludarabine is an anticancer drug used to treat progressive or refractory B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia. It has also been used for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, refractory acute leukemias and solid tumors, Waldenström's macroglobulinemia and prior to allogenic stem cell transplantation.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 6
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fludarabine

Side effect Patients
Blood pressure decreased 1
Constipation 1
Diarrhea 1
Fatigue 1
Immune system weak 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Fludarabine

Dosage Patients
50 mg every 6 weeks 1
50 mg monthly 1

Why patients stopped taking Fludarabine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 4
See all 5 patients who’ve stopped taking Fludarabine

Duration

Currently taking Fludarabine

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Fludarabine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 7
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 6
Not specified 3
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Fludarabine

4 members have decided to share their profiles only with other members of PatientsLikeMe.

jangrilah
72750 thumb
jangrilah
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
MS

See jangrilah's full Fludarabine history

Feb 3, 2017 (Started Jul 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for CLL (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Blood pressure decreased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 4, 2008 (Started Jul 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for CLL (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Monthly
Advice & Tips: This is half of the standard front-line treatment for CLL. It worked great for me; hope the same is true for others.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 1 of 1 patient evaluation for Fludarabine