Clofarabine is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their growth and spread in the body. Clofarabine is used to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia (a type of blood cancer) in children and young adults up to 21 years old. Clofarabine is usually given after other cancer medicines have been tried without successful treatment. Clofarabine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Clofarabine is a drug used in the treatment of cancer, specifically a cancer known as acute lymphoblastic leukemia. This type of cancer is primarily used in those under age 21. It belongs to a class of drugs known as purine nucleoside analogues, which works by disrupting DNA sequences inside cancer cells. Common side effects associated with clofarabine include vomiting, stomach pain, depression and weight loss.