This page contains brief information about fostamatinib disodium and a collection of links to more information about the use of this drug, research results, and ongoing clinical trials.
Use in Cancer
Fostamatinib disodium is approved to treat:
- Thrombocytopenia (low platelet levels). It is used in adults with chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). ITP is a condition in which platelets are destroyed by the immune system. Fostamatinib disodium is used in certain patients with ITP who have not gotten better with other treatment.
Fostamatinib disodium is also being studied in the treatment of other conditions and types of cancer.
More About Fostamatinib Disodium
Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary - Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.
MedlinePlus Information on Fostamatinib Disodium - A lay language summary of important information about this drug that may include the following:
- warnings about this drug,
- what this drug is used for and how it is used,
- what you should tell your doctor before using this drug,
- what you should know about this drug before using it,
- other drugs that may interact with this drug, and
- possible side effects.
Drugs are often studied to find out if they can help treat or prevent conditions other than the ones they are approved for. This patient information sheet applies only to approved uses of the drug. However, much of the information may also apply to unapproved uses that are being studied.
Clinical Trials Accepting Patients
Find Clinical Trials for Fostamatinib Disodium - Check for trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients.