Definition of mitoxantrone hydrochloride

mitoxantrone hydrochloride

(MY-toh-ZAN-trone HY-droh-KLOR-ide)
A drug used with other drugs to treat acute myeloid leukemia in adults, advanced prostate cancer that did not get better with hormone therapy, and certain forms of multiple sclerosis. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Mitoxantrone hydrochloride damages the cell’s DNA and may kill cancer cells. It also blocks a certain enzyme needed for cell division and DNA repair. Mitoxantrone hydrochloride may also stop certain immune cells from causing damage to the brain and spinal cord. It is a type of antineoplastic antibiotic and a type of topoisomerase inhibitor.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms