Fludarabine (Fludara, FAMP)

(floo-DARE-a-been)

Fludarabine (Fludara, FAMP) is a medication that may be used in a preparative regimen prior to transplantation. The medication is used to suppress the immune system and to slow or stop the growth of cancer cells.

This medication is also used to treat some types of cancer.

Fludarabine is given by intravenous (IV) infusion in the hospital.

  • Use precaution when changing your child's diapers or soiled linens for 48 hours after a dose - use gloves during this time to avoid contact with the medication.
  • The medication is usually given in the hospital.
  • Your doctor will draw blood to make sure the medication is working properly.
  • If too much medication is taken by accident, call the Drug and Poison Information Center (DPIC), 513-636-5111 or 1-800-222-1222, or call your child's doctor immediately.
  • Keep this medication out of the reach of children.

For any medication information related to your child's dosing schedule and/or missed doses, contact the healthcare provider who prescribed the medication.

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Bone marrow suppression
  • Hair loss
  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Diarrhea
  • Metallic taste
  • Blurred vision
  • Weakness
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Diarrhea and vomiting

  • Weakness and/or tingling of hands or feet


Last Updated 11/2013