|Brand name(s), other common name(s)||Istodax®|
|Drug type||Histone deacetylase inhibitor|
|How the drug is given||Intravenously (IV)|
Indications and Usage
Romidepsin is FDA approved for the treatment of patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) who have received at least one prior systemic therapy and treatment of patients with peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) who have received at least one prior therapy.
Side effects needing medical attention
Excessive nausea or vomiting; abnormal heartbeat; chest pain or shortness of breath; unusual bleeding; fever; cough; flu-like symptoms; burning on urination; muscle aches; worsening of skin problems; persistent diarrhea; loss of appetite; tiredness; infections; abdominal pain; low levels of magnesium, calcium, potassium or sodium in blood; low blood cell counts; changes in taste; constipation; hypotension; itchy skin; electrocardiogram T-wave changes; hyperglycemia.
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