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Cytarabine or Cytosine Arabinoside or ARA-C

(sye-TARE-a-been) (sye-toe-SENE ar-ah-BIN-oh-side) (era-see)

Cytarabine (cytosine arabinoside or ARA-C) is a drug used to treat certain types of cancer.

It is available as an injectable medication that may be given intravenously (IV), intramuscularly (into the muscle), subcutaneously (under the skin), or intrathecally (into the spinal fluid).

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Special Instructions

If Your Child Misses a Dose

Possible Side Effects of Medication

Call Your Child's Doctor If:


Last Updated: 12/2013