Brand Names : AMSA P-D, acridinyl anisidide, m-AMSA
Amsacrine (AM-sah-kreen) belongs to the general group of medicines
known as antineoplastics. It is used to treat acute adult leukemia.
Amsacrine interferes with the growth of cancer cells, which are then eventually
destroyed by the body. Since the growth of normal body cells may also be affected
by amsacrine, other effects will also occur. Some of these may be serious
and must be reported to your doctor. Other effects, like hair loss, may not
be serious but may cause concern. Some effects may not occur until months
or years after the medicine is used.
Before you begin treatment with amsacrine, you and your doctor should talk
about the good this medicine will do as well as the risks of using it.
Amsacrine is to be administered only by or under the supervision of your
doctor. It is available in the following dosage form:
Some commonly used brand names are:
In Canada -
Other commonly used names are acridinyl anisidide
* Not commercially available in the U.S.