This page contains brief information about palifermin and a collection of links to more information about the use of this drug, research results, and ongoing clinical trials.
Use in Cancer
Palifermin is approved to prevent and treat:
- Oral mucositis that is severe. It is used in patients with leukemia or lymphoma who are being treated with high-dose chemotherapy and radiation therapy, followed by stem cell rescue.
Palifermin is also being studied in the treatment of common side effects in other types of cancer.
More About Palifermin
Definition from the TCH Drug Dictionary – Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.
MedlinePlus Information on Palifermin – 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.