What is Azacitidine?

Azacitidine (INN; trade name Vidaza) is a chemical analogue of cytidine, a nucleoside present in DNA and RNA. Azacitidine and its deoxy derivative, decitabine (also known as 5-aza-2′deoxycytidine), are used in the treatment of myelodysplastic syndrome. Both drugs were first synthesized in Czechoslovakia as potential chemotherapeutic agents for cancer.

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Hello, yes I have a question. In the treatment of MDS which is best alternative to use, Vidaza or Revlimid for people over 65? Has their been...

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They have different roles

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Thanks for your query.

MDS is a mixed bag of disorders. It has various sub-entities...

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I am looking to contact ONLY AAAAAAA MD with medical question regarding a friend of mine with myelodysplastic syndrome , refractory cytopenia,...

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Dear Sir,
Myelodysplasia Syndrome is associated with pancytopenea (low count of all normal blood cells ie RBC,Platlets,Neutrophils ,lymhocytes)....

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I have Acute Myelogenous Luekemia. I get chemo the first full week in every month Monday through Friday, then every remaining week Mondays and...

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Hello Jewel,

You didn't mention in your query what kind of chemotherapy you are taking and since when you are taking it. One option at your age,...

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