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an oral imidazole that enhances the immume response and is used as the hydrochloride salt as an adjuvant to fluorouracil in antineoplastic therapy after surgery in patients with Dukes' stage C colon cancer.
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Formerly used as an anthelmintic; increases immune responses and is used adjunctively with fluorouracil to improve response and suppress recurrence.
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levamisoleOncology A broad-spectrum anthelmintic that stimulates immune function, enhancing hypersensitivity; it has been used with 5-FU to ↑ Pt survival in advanced colorectal and other CAs Adverse effects N&V, diarrhea, rash, flu-like Sx. See Unproven methods for cancer management Parasitology An l- form of tetramisole, which is most commonly used anthelmintic for roundworm, hookworm, Strongyloidesinfections.
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Drug that increases immune responses; used adjunctively with fluorouracil to improve response and suppress recurrence.
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levamisoleAn ANTHELMINTIC drug used to remove roundworms. It has also been found to have an unexpected effect in stimulating the immune system by increasing T cell responsiveness and encouraging the activity of polymorphonuclear LEUCOCYTES and MACROPHAGES. It is effective in rheumatoid arthritis. Adverse side effects limit its use. The drug is on the WHO official list.
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