Aug 14, 2010 - 3:27 pm
During my rads treatment I took two shots before they zapped my head called amifostine. I was curious out of the lot of us here, who all took this drug? Did you find it to be beneficial post treatment? I'm just curious because I think I only saw one person mention the use of the drug in a post somewhere.
ETHYOL® (amifostine) is a prescription drug given by injection prior to each postoperative radiation treatment session for head and neck cancer. ETHYOL is used to lower the rate of moderate to severe xerostomia (zee-roh-STOW-mee-uh) (dry mouth). It is used in patients receiving radiation therapy following surgery for head and neck cancer when the radiation area includes a large part of the parotid glands (the largest of the salivary glands).