What is Ethyol
Approved as Treatment by the FDAAmifostine, also known as Ethyol, is approved by the FDA for 6 uses like Xerostomia and Malignant Neoplasms .
When to interrupt dosageThe quantity of Ethyol is dependent upon the diagnosed affliction, including Nephrotoxicity, Dry Mouth and Proctitis. The amount of dosage is determined by the selected administration method, as illustrated in the below table.
WarningsThere are 20 known major drug interactions with Ethyol.
Ethyol Novel Uses: Which Conditions Have a Clinical Trial Featuring Ethyol?Two ongoing investigations are exploring the potential of Ethyol to treat Malignant Neoplasms, Dry Mouth and provide prophylaxis against renal toxicity.
Ethyol Reviews: What are patients saying about Ethyol?
Patient Q&A Section about ethyolThese questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.
How is amifostine administered?
"Usually, a nurse or doctor starts the infusion and the chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or both are given at the same time.
The text is saying that Amifostine is given intravenously, and that patients should drink plenty of fluids beforehand. It also says that patients usually lie down during the infusion, and that their blood pressure is monitored frequently."
What is amifostine used for?
"Amifostine is used to protect the kidneys from the harmful effects of the chemotherapy drug cisplatin in patients that receive cisplatin for the treatment of ovarian cancer. Amifostine is also used to decrease dry mouth caused by radiation treatment after surgery for head and neck cancer."
When do you give amifostine?
"The text is saying that Amifostine is administered intravenously, before radiation or chemotherapy treatments. Patients receiving the infusion will have their blood pressure monitored frequently, and may be instructed to drink more fluids leading up to the treatment."
What are chemo pills?
"Oral chemotherapy is a cancer-fighting drug that is taken by mouth in pill, capsule, or liquid form. Like chemotherapy given through infusion, it is prescribed by a medical professional and comes with benefits and risks. Today, many cancer patients receive oral chemotherapy treatments."