Peculiarities of Most Commonly Used Chemotherapy Drugs in Neonates and Infants

  • Carolina Witchmichen Penteado Schmidt
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Abstract

This description of drugs, doses, and other information is provided for study. Broad knowledge of the drug, the protocol (drug dosages vary a lot according to different protocols), toxicity, dose adjustment, patient monitoring, and other pertinent aspects is necessary before prescribing.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carolina Witchmichen Penteado Schmidt
    • 1
  1. 1.CuritibaBrazil

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