Disease Information for Dianhydrogalactitol (DAG/Galactitol)

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Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Fetal anomaly
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Drugs
DRUG/Alkylating agents (example)
DRUG/Teratogenic potential/effect (D plus )
DRUG/Vitamin/minerals supplements (example)
Process
PROCESS/Medication/Drug (CONFIRM dose/before treatment)
Synonyms
Synonym
1,2,5,6 dianhydrogalactitol, 1,2:5 6 Dianhydrogalactitol, 1,2:5 6 diepoxydulcitol, 1,2:5,6 dianhydrodulcitol, 1,2:5,6 dianhydrogalactitol, 1,2:5,6 Diepoxydulcitol, DAG, dianhydrodulcitol, Dianhydrogalactitol, Diepoxydulcitol, diepoxygalactitol, Dulcitol diepoxide, Galactitol 1,2:5,6 dianhydro, galactitol 1,2:5,6 dianhydro (8CI 9CI), Brand name/DAG (Dianhydrogalactitol), Brand name/Galactitol (Dianhydrogalactitol)
Definition

Primarily an Antineoplastic cancer chemotherapy drug. Alkylating agents interfere with methylation of DNA in mitosis, inhibits cell division. Speciality use only is recommended; a dangerous class of drugs with predictable bone marrow suppression often.

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