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Can my parents safely take fludarabine phosphate tablets?

Fludarabine phosphate tablets seem to be as safe for older adults as younger ones. A study of people using these tablets to treat leukemia found no major differences in safety profiles between younger patients and those 65 years or older. However, the response rate was generally lower among patients 65 and older. Clinical reports since the drug has been in general use have not shown differences in responses or safety between older and younger patients.

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