... CLADRIBINE (Leustatin®) is a type of chemotherapy for treating cancer. An enzyme in cells acts on cladribine to produce a substance that interferes with cell growth. White blood cells called lymphocytes contain a lot of this enzyme and are very sensitive to cladribine. This makes cladribine useful in treating cancers of the blood, in particular hairy cell leukemia. Generic cladribine injections are not yet available. ...
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Cladribine Systematic (IUPAC) name 5-(6-amino-2-chloro-purin-9-yl)-2-(hydroxymethyl)oxolan-3-ol Identifiers CAS number 4291-63-8 ATC code L01BB04 PubChem 20279 DrugBank APRD00260 Chemical data Formula C10H12ClN5O3 Mol. weight 285.687 g/mol Pharmacokinetic data Bioavailability  ? Protein binding 20% Metabolism  ? Half life 5.4 hours Excretion  ? Therapeutic considerations Pregnancy cat. ? Legal status Routes  ? Cladribine ...
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