What is CeeNU (lomustine) used for?
CeeNU (lomustine) is a type of cancer medication that is given to patients suffering from Hodgkin's lymphoma and brain tumors. This drug belongs to a class of drugs known as alkylating agents, which work by slowing down or stopping the growth of cancer cells in the body. Apart from the above listed conditions, it is also used to treat non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, breast cancer, lung cancer, melanoma and renal cell carcinoma.
How should I use CeeNU (lomustine)?
CeeNU (lomustine) comes in the form of capsules, which are taken orally. Patients are sometimes directed to take this medication on an empty stomach with a full glass of water in order to decrease vomiting. It is sometimes taken once every 6 weeks. It is important to note that the exact dosage required varies for each patient, and patients should always consult their physician prior to commencing treatment with this drug so that the correct dosage can be prescribed.
What are the side effects of CeeNU (lomustine)?
CeeNU (lomustine) may cause some side effects to occur, such as:
This drug may also cause other more serious side effects to occur, such as breathlessness, pain in the chest, changes in urination, yellowing of the eyes or skin, fever, white sores on the mouth or swelling of the feet or ankles.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using CeeNU (lomustine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
This medication may harm an unborn baby. Women should discuss the use of effective birth control with their physician if this drug has been prescribed to them. Breastfeeding is not recommended while taking this medication.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.