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Denileukin Diftitox

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

US Brand Name(s)              Ontak
FDA Approved                     Yes

Use in Cancer

Denileukin diftitox is approved to treat:

  • Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (a certain type). It is used in patients whose disease has not gotten better with other treatment or has recurred (come back).

Denileukin diftitox is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer.

More About Denileukin Diftitox

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

MedlinePlus Information on Denileukin Diftitox – 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.