|Brand name(s), other common name(s)||Dacogen®|
|Drug type||Hypomethylating (Demethylating) agent|
|How the drug is given||Intravenously (IV)|
Decitabine is FDA approved to treat adults with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) or chronic myelomonocytic leukemia.
Side effects needing medical attention:Signs of an allergic reaction (hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat); fever, chills, body aches or other flulike symptoms; unusual bleeding or bruising; pale skin; unusual weakness; white patches or sores inside the mouth or on the lips; swelling in the hands, ankles or feet.