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Patients receiving CeeNU should be given the following information and instructions by the physician:
- Patients should be told that CeeNU is an anticancer drug and belongs to the group of medicines known as alkylating agents.
- In order to provide the proper dose of CeeNU, patients should be aware that there may be 2 or more different types and colors of capsules in the container dispensed by the pharmacist.
- Patients should be told that CeeNU is given as a single oral dose and will not be repeated for at least 6 weeks.
- Patients should be told that nausea and vomiting usually last less than 24 hours, although loss of appetite may last for several days.
- If any of the following reactions occur, notify the physician: fever, chills, sore throat, unusual bleeding or bruising, shortness of breath, dry cough, swelling of feet or lower legs, mental confusion, or yellowing of eyes and skin.
- Patients should be told to wear gloves when handling CeeNU Capsules.
Last reviewed on RxList: 6/16/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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