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What chemotherapy can be given Intrathecally?

Intrathecal chemotherapy
They are methotrexate, cytarabine (Ara-C), hydrocortisone, and, rarely, thiotepa.

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In respect to this, can cytarabine be given Intrathecally?

Cytarabine Injection is not active orally. Cytarabine Injection may be given by intravenous infusion or injection, subcutaneously, or intrathecally (preservative free preparation only).

Similarly, what drugs Cannot be given Intrathecally? Drug-Induced Disorders of the Nervous System Other drugs that may be toxic when given intrathecally include baclofen, lidocaine, morphine, chymopapain, methotrexate, cytarabine, and radiologic contrast materials. Epidural injections are not associated with such reactions unless there is inadvertent dural penetration.

Beside this, how long does intrathecal chemotherapy take?

Your chemotherapy is then infused through this needle directly into the CSF. The whole procedure typically takes about 30 minutes.

Can methotrexate be given Intrathecally?

Intrathecal methotrexate is given through a needle which is inserted in one of the spaces between the bones in the lower back into the CSF. This is known as a lumbar puncture. When drugs are given in this way, they are said to be given intrathecally.

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