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  • bone marrow
  • Azacitidine kills abnormal cells in the bone marrow by inhibiting a process called DNA methylation, which is essential for cell reproduction. (oncolink.org)
  • Azacitidine is used to treat certain types of bone marrow cancers and blood cell disorders. (cigna.com)
  • Anemia
  • Azacitidine causes anemia (low red blood cell counts), neutropenia (low white blood cell counts), and thrombocytopenia (low platelet counts), and patients should have frequent monitoring of their complete blood counts, at least prior to each dosing cycle. (wikipedia.org)
  • Leukemia
  • Renal tubular acidosis developed in five patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia (an unapproved use) treated with azacitidine and etoposide, and patients with renal impairment may be at increased risk for renal toxicity. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cells
  • Azacitidine is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. (cigna.com)
  • Azacitidine can lower blood cells that help your body fight infections and help your blood to clot. (cigna.com)
  • Since the growth of normal body cells may also be affected by azacitidine, other effects will also occur. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Azacitidine can temporarily lower the number of white blood cells in your blood, increasing the chance of getting an infection. (mayoclinic.org)
  • In research, 5-azacitidine is commonly used for promoting cardiomyocyte differentiation of adult stem cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • Azacitidine may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. (mayo.edu)