Fotemustine

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Fotemustine
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Clinical data
Trade names Mustophoran
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  • AU: D
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Legal status
  • AU: S4 (Prescription only)
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ECHA InfoCard 100.158.792 Edit this at Wikidata
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Formula C9H19ClN3O5P
Molar mass 315.691 g/mol
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Fotemustine is a nitrosourea alkylating agent used in the treatment of metastatic melanoma. It is available in Europe but has not been approved by the United States FDA.[1] A study[2] has shown that fotemustine produces improved response rates and but does not increase survival (over dacarbazine in the treatment of disseminated cutaneous melanoma. Median survival was 7.3 months with fotemustine versus 5.6 months with DTIC (P=.067). There was also toxicity prevalence in fotemustine arm. The main toxicity was grade 3 to 4 neutropenia (51% with fotemustine v 5% with DTIC) and thrombocytopenia (43% v 6%, respectively).

External links[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jsc/2013/735282/
  2. ^ Avril MF, Aamdal S, Grob JJ, Hauschild A, Mohr P, Bonerandi JJ, Weichenthal M (March 2004). "Fotemustine Compared With Dacarbazine in Patients With Disseminated Malignant Melanoma: A Phase III Study". 22 (6): 1118–25. doi:10.1200/JCO.2004.04.165. PMID 15020614.