Aclarubicin (Aclacinon)

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General information

Class/mechanism from NCI Drug Dictionary: An oligosaccharide anthracycline antineoplastic antibiotic isolated from the bacterium Streptomyces galilaeus. Aclarubicin intercalates into DNA and interacts with topoisomerases I and II, thereby inhibiting DNA replication and repair and RNA and protein synthesis. Aclarubicin is antagonistic to other agents that inhibit topoisomerase II, such as etoposide, teniposide and amsacrine.
Route: IV
Extravasation: irritant

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Diseases for which it is used

Patient drug information

No information available.

Also known as

  • Code name: MA144-A1
  • Generic names: aclacinomycin, aclacinomycin A, aclacinomycin A hydrochloride, aclacinomycin-A, aclarubicin hydrochloride
  • Brand names: Aclacin, Aclacinomycine, Aclacinon, Aclaplastin, Jaclacin

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