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Defibrotide Sodium

This page contains brief information about defibrotide sodium and a collection of links to more information about the use of this drug, research results, and ongoing clinical trials.

US Brand Name(s)             Defitelio
FDA Approved                   Yes

FDA label information for this drug is available at DailyMed.

Use in Cancer

Defibrotide sodium is approved to treat:

  • Hepatic veno-occlusive disease (also known as sinusoidal obstruction syndrome) in adults and children who also have kidney or lung problems after receiving a stem cell transplant.

More About Defibrotide Sodium

Definition from the TCH Drug Dictionary – Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.

MedlinePlus Information on Defibrotide Sodium – A lay language summary of important information about this drug that may include the following:

  • warnings about this drug,
  • what this drug is used for and how it is used,
  • what you should tell your doctor before using this drug,
  • what you should know about this drug before using it,
  • other drugs that may interact with this drug, and
  • possible side effects.

Drugs are often studied to find out if they can help treat or prevent conditions other than the ones they are approved for. This patient information sheet applies only to approved uses of the drug. However, much of the information may also apply to unapproved uses that are being studied.

Clinical Trials Accepting Patients

Find Clinical Trials for Defibrotide Sodium – Check for trials from TCH’s list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients.