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Dacogen®- The brand name for the generic drug decitabine, Dacogen® is a cancer medicine used to prevent the spread of cancer cells throughout the body. It is a type of antimetabolite and is typically given through an intravenous (IV) line.
Dacogen® is used in treating myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), which are certain types of blood and bone marrow cancers. Dacogen® may help alleviate symptoms of MDS by helping the bone marrow function more normally, thus increasing red blood cell count, white blood cell count, and/or platelet count. It may also help fight MDS by correcting DNA abnormalities present in MDS.
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