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Decitabine vs. Vidaza for Myelodysplastic Syndrome

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Decitabine

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/ 311 posts
Other Names: Dacogen

Vidaza

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/ 2,608 posts
Other Names: Azacitidine
Rating: 2 out of 5
Based on 311 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 2,608 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Decitabine (trade name Dacogen), or 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine, is a cytidine analog... Read more on Wikipedia
Azacitidine (International Nonproprietary Name) or 5-azacytidine, sold under the trade name Vidaza, is a chemical analog (chemistry) of cytidine, a nucleoside present in DNA and RNA. Azacitidine and its deoxy derivative, decitabine (also know... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Carole
August 7, 2013
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What patients are saying about Decitabine vs. Vidaza

50 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
has been accidental. Suzanne is on Vidaza and had had three...
...much of the success has been accidental. Suzanne is on Vidaza and had had three rounds. I just finished round 2 of Decitabine with a 20% dose reduction. As long as this mutation stays away until...
have been treated with Vidaza or Decitabine should look...
...you suspect that Decitabine has less effect. Patients that have been treated with Vidaza or Decitabine should look for clinical trials with new drugs if Vidaza/Decitabine not are working....
and just started chemo with Vidaza - it is my understanding...
...and just started chemo with Vidaza - it is ...are used - Vidaza and Dacogen(spelling?).  Sometimes ...other blood disorders.  Why did they switch medications from hyroxurea to decitabine?  Di...
felt a little nauseated and tired with the Vidaza. I am now...
Andrea, I hope you are feeling OK with the Decitabine. I felt a little nauseated and tired with the Vidaza. I am now done at the SCCA since I passed my 100 days and back to my...
working or didn't work: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?...
...DanL wrote Dacogen (decitabine) and Vidaza (azacitidine) ...try Dacogen if Vidaza stopped working or didn't work: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?t... Ravandi F...
is what they used before Decitabine and Vidaza ), I guess...
...new treatment plan she would rather do low dose Cytarbine which she can do in shot form from home ( which is what they used before Decitabine and Vidaza ), I guess this is the dark side of...
my husband start on Vidaza or Decitabine. We see...
...Decitabine. We see the oncologist/hematologist here in Des Moines, IA on Tuesday, 5/8/08. She will get my husband started on one of the two drug therapies the Mayo doctor recommended. If anyon...
Decitabine works. I am on its cousin Vidaza, I have had 4...
Hi Billy and Tina, Praying that the Decitabine works. I am on its cousin Vidaza, I have had 4 treatments so far to treat ...it helps keep the ulcers clean and it actually helped sooth them too....
rate when treated with the drug decitabine using a novel...
Vidaza(R) May Provide Alternative Treatment for Elderly Patients with AML ...remission at a higher than expected rate when treated with the drug decitabine using a novel dosing...
high-risk MDS patients to take Vidaza or Dacogen even if...
...SYNDROMES The authors studied the effects of azacitidine or decitabine before a transplant, to learn whether these drugs had ...for high-risk MDS patients to take Vidaza or Dacogen even if th...
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