Take Paracetamol In People With Leukemia?
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Hello, thanks for the question.
Leukemia is a type of malignancy or cancer that attacks white blood cells. These white blood cells are produced in the bone marrow and function for immunity. In leukemia, the production of white blood cells is abnormal, excessive and cannot function properly. Excessive production of white blood cells will suppress the production of other blood cells so that the number and function of these blood cells will be disrupted. Leukemia sufferers are usually more susceptible to diseases, such as infections, inflammation, etc., one of which is characterized by fever / heat. This is because the white blood cells produced are not effective in eradicating the germs that cause disease and make the immune system not function optimally. Besides fever, other complaints that can appear in the form of weakness, chills, headaches, vomiting, weight loss, swelling of the spleen, easy to experience bleeding, and so forth. Some factors that increase the risk of leukemia include heredity, having undergone radiotherapy / chemotherapy, often being exposed to radiation or certain chemicals, smoking, and so forth. For the treatment of blood cancer itself, you should consult a specialist in internal medicine, hematooncology subspecialist, the doctor will conduct an examination and determine the appropriate treatment method. Suggested treatment can be in the form of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, drugs, stem cell transplants, and so forth. The drug you mentioned (Imatinib) is a drug that is often used to treat certain types of cancer. Some sources say that the use of Imatinib and paracetamol together can cause drug interactions, but the potential interactions between the two drugs have not really been studied. From several other studies, the use of paracetamol and Imatinib together does not interfere with the effectiveness of the two drugs, so it is safe when used together. But you should avoid taking any drug without a doctor's prescription, because some drugs can cause drug interactions that can reduce the effectiveness of cancer treatment. We recommend that you consume drugs that have been prescribed regularly, keep your body from disease, eat healthy and nutritious food, get enough rest, meet your fluid needs, do physical activities according to your ability, avoid cigarettes and alcohol.
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