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Leukeran Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is chlorambucil (Leukeran)?
- What are the possible side effects of chlorambucil (Leukeran)?
- What is the most important information I should know about chlorambucil (Leukeran)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking chlorambucil (Leukeran)?
- How should I take chlorambucil (Leukeran)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Leukeran)?
- What happens if I overdose (Leukeran)?
- What should I avoid while taking chlorambucil (Leukeran)?
- What other drugs will affect chlorambucil (Leukeran)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking chlorambucil (Leukeran)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to chlorambucil, or if you have received this medication in the past without successful treatment of your condition.
To make sure you can safely take chlorambucil, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
- kidney disease;
- liver disease;
- a history of seizures;
- a history of head injury or brain tumor; or
- if you have received radiation or chemotherapy within the past 4 weeks.
FDA pregnancy category D. Do not use chlorambucil if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby. Use effective birth control, and tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment.
This medication may affect fertility (your ability to have children), whether you are a man or a woman.
It is not known whether chlorambucil passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while taking chlorambucil.
Taking chlorambucil may increase your risk of developing other types of cancer. Talk to your doctor about your specific risk.
How should I take chlorambucil (Leukeran)?
You must remain under the care of a doctor while you are using chlorambucil.
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Chlorambucil is usually taken for 3 to 6 weeks. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.
Chlorambucil can lower blood cells that help your body fight infections. This can make it easier for you to bleed from an injury or get sick from being around others who are ill. Your blood will need to be tested often. Your cancer treatments may be delayed based on the results of these tests. Visit your doctor regularly.
Store chlorambucil tablets in the refrigerator, do not freeze.
Additional Leukeran Information
- Leukeran Drug Interactions Center: chlorambucil oral
- Leukeran Side Effects Center
- Leukeran Overview including Precautions
- Leukeran FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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