Pentostatin is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. Pentostatin is used to treat hairy cell leukemia (a type of blood cancer). Pentostatin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Nipent, generic name Pentostatin belongs to a class of drugs known as Antibiotics/antineoplastics. Nipent is used for treating certain types of cancers. Nipent works by preventing the growth of cancer cells in the body of a patient. Patients should avoid using Nipent if they are allergic to any ingredient that could be found in it.