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Saturday 26 March 2022

Cancer and Oncology Q 75

To provide relief from the cytarabine syndrome, which drug is given?
    A. Dexamethasone
    B. Allopurinol
    C. Alka Seltzer
    D. Aspirin

Correct Answer: A. Dexamethasone

Option A: Steroids such as dexamethasone may be prescribed to promote relief from cytarabine syndrome.

Option B: Allopurinol is given for hyperuricemia that will result from taking some chemotherapeutic agent.
Options C and D: Since cytarabine causes platelets to decrease, aspirin and aspirin-containing products are not advised unless prescribed by the physician.

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