Which medications in the drug class Synthetic Antineoplastic Drugs are used in the treatment of Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP)?

Updated: Jun 28, 2019
  • Author: Craig M Kessler, MD, MACP; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Synthetic Antineoplastic Drugs

Synthetic antineoplastic drugs are chemically related to nitrogen mustards. These agents inhibit cell growth and proliferation.

Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)

May be useful in some patients whose conditions do not or no longer have a response to corticosteroids, IV RhIG, IVIG, or splenectomy. Induces less of a decrease in platelet count than other immunosuppressive alkylating agents.


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