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This page contains brief information about nelarabine and a collection of links to more information about the use of this drug, research results, and ongoing clinical trials.

US Brand Name(s)
FDA Approved

FDA label information for this drug is available at DailyMed.

Use in Cancer

Nelarabine is approved to treat adults and children aged 1 year or older with:

Nelarabine is used in patients whose disease has not gotten better with other treatment or has recurred (come back) after at least two chemotherapy regimens.

More About Nelarabine

Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary - Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.

MedlinePlus Information on Nelarabine - 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.

Research Results and Related Resources

Trial Produces Practice-Changing Findings for Some Children, Young Adults with Leukemia

Clinical Trials Accepting Patients

Find Clinical Trials for Nelarabine - Check for trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients.

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