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Dacarbazine Chemotherapy Information

As a type of chemotherapy, dacarbazine (DTIC-Dome®) is prescribed to treat malignant melanoma (a type of skin cancer) when it has spread to other areas (metastasized). It is also used in combination with other medications to treat Hodgkin's disease. It is approved for use in adults only.
 
The medication comes as an injection that is given into a vein (intravenously, or by IV) once a day for 5 to 10 days, followed by a break in treatment. Side effects are common and may include nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite.
 
If your healthcare provider recommends chemotherapy treatment with dacarbazine, he or she will need information on your medical history and any other drugs, vitamins, or supplements you are using. You should also talk to your healthcare provider before starting dacarbazine if you are pregnant or have any allergies.
 
(For more information on this chemotherapy medicine, click Dacarbazine. This full-length article covers how the medicine works, what to expect during treatment, important warnings, and more.)
 
 

Dacarbazine Chemotherapy Information

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