On the oncology floor, a client has just received a bone marrow transplant. The nurse would expect to see which drug prescribed to prevent graft versus host disease?

  • etoposide (Etopophos)
  • cytarabine (Ara-C)
  • metoclopramide (Reglan)
  • sandimmune (Cyclosporine)
Number 4 is correct.
Sandimmune (Cyclosporine) is an immunosuppressive drug prescribed to prevent rejection in bone marrow or organ transplants. Etoposide and Cytarabine are anti-cancer chemotherapy drugs. Metoclopramide is an anti-nausea drug often prescribed for clients undergoing chemotherapy.