Also known as 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine.
Class/mechanism: Pyrimidine/cytosine analog, DNA hypomethylating agent. Incorporates into DNA and inhibits DNA methyltransferase, causing DNA hypomethylation, which results in cellular differentiation or apoptosis.
Extravasation: no information
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Diseases for which it is used
Patient drug information
- Decitabine (Dacogen) patient drug information (Chemocare)
- Brief patient counseling information can be found on pages 8-9 of the Decitabine (Dacogen) package insert
- Decitabine (Dacogen) patient drug information (UpToDate)