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More Info on Istodax Indications

How Does This Medication Work?

Istodax is in a class of drugs known as histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors. The exact way it works to treat T-cell lymphoma is unknown. The medication interferes with important proteins involved in gene expression -- the process by which the information contained in genes is interpreted. It may stop cancer cells from reproducing and cause cell death.

Is Istodax Safe for Use in Children?

Istodax has not been adequately studied in children, and is not approved for use in children (usually defined as individuals younger than 18 years of age). Talk to your child's healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using this medication in children.

Can Older Adults Use Istodax?

In clinical trials, older adults did not respond any differently to Istodax than younger age groups. However, some older adults may be more sensitive to the effects of this medication. Therefore, older adults may need to be closely monitored while receiving this medicine.

What About Off-Label Uses?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medication for treating something other than the conditions discussed in this article. This is called an "off-label" use. Istodax may be used off-label to treat other types of T-cell lymphoma.
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