Procarbazine is a medication classified under alkylating agents that is mainly used to treat certain types of cancer. Its mechanism of action involves inhibiting the growth of cancer cells and blocking monoamine oxidase (MAO) in the central nervous system.
While the medication may also affect normal body cells, its potential risks should be discussed with your doctor prior to treatment. Some side effects, such as hair loss, may not be serious but could still cause concern.
It is important to note that some effects may not appear until months or even years after using the medication. Procarbazine is only available with a prescription from a licensed healthcare provider in capsule form.