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CYTARABINE, 500 MG/25 ML MULTI-DOSE VIAL U.S. PHYSICIAN PRESCRIBING INFORMATION Description (cytarabine injection)

DESCRIPTION

Cytarabine Injection, an antineoplastic agent, is a sterile preserved solution for intravenous or subcutaneous administration, and is available in a 500 mg (20 mg/mL) multidose vial. Each mL contains: 20 mg Cytarabine, USP and the following inactive ingredients: benzyl alcohol 0.9% and Water for Injection q.s. The pH is adjusted with hydrochloric acid and/or sodium hydroxide to a target pH of 7.6.

Cytarabine is chemically 4-amino-1-β-D-arabinofuranosyl-2(1H)-pyrimidinone. The structural formula is:

structural formula cytarabine injection

Cytarabine is an odorless, white to off-white, crystalline powder which is freely soluble in water and slightly soluble in alcohol and in chloroform.

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