What is Cladribine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Leustatin

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Cladribine is an antineoplastic agent used in the treatment of hairy cell leukemia. It may also be used in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, chronic myelogenous leukemia, non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, progressive multiple sclerosis.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 3
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cladribine

Side effect Patients
Acne 1
Insomnia 1
Weight gain 1

Why patients stopped taking Cladribine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 9
Doctor's advice 3
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
See all 12 patients who've stopped taking Cladribine

Duration

Stopped taking Cladribine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 2

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Cladribine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Rituximab (Rituxan) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Cladribine.