Chlorambucil

Chlorambucil

 

 

General English name: Chlorambucil

Application: Cancer treatment

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of chlorambucil

Chlorambucil Drug Information

Dosage and method of taking chlorambucil

Contraindications to chlorambucil

Chlorambucil during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of chlorambucil on driving and working with machines

Chlorambucil drug interactions

Special warnings and precautions while taking chlorambucil

Side effects of chlorambucil

Common side effects of chlorambucil

Rare side effects of chlorambucil

Excessive use of chlorambucil (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of chlorambucil

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of chlorambucil

  • Tablet

 

Chlorambucil Drug Information

Chlorambucil is used to treat some cancers, especially white blood cell cancer and lymphatic system cancer. This medicine can be prescribed for adults and children. In cancer, certain cells in the body grow and divide rapidly. Anticancer drugs (chemotherapy) such as chlorambucil work by stopping the growth and division of cells, which reduces the number of cancer cells in the body. Chlorambucil can be used as a treatment alone or in combination with other medicines to help treat your condition.

 

Dosage and method of taking chlorambucil

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with chlorambucil. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of chlorambucil varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.
  • Food reduces the absorption of chlorambucil, so chlorambucil tablets should be taken on an empty stomach, ie 1 hour before or 3 hours after a meal is the best time to take this drug.
  • Swallow this medicine with some water and avoid breaking or chewing it.
  • If you forget to take your daily dose of chlorambucil at the appointed time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to chlorambucil

  • Note the expiration date of chlorambucil and do not take it if it has expired.
  • Never give chlorambucil to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for chlorambucil drug interactions, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Chlorambucil during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of chlorambucil on driving and working with machines

Chlorambucil may make you drowsy, make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

Chlorambucil drug interactions

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Chlorambucil may interact with nalidixic acid.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking chlorambucil

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking chlorambucil:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
  • If you have any liver or kidney problems (nephrotic syndrome).
  • If you have ever had a history of seizures or epilepsy.
  • If you have an infection or feel weak or bored.
  • If you have porphyria (an inherited unknown blood disorder).
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of chlorambucil

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed.

 

Common side effects of chlorambucil

  • Feeling sick (nausea and vomiting): Try to eat simple foods without spices.
  • Diarrhea: Drink water to replace lost water in your body.
  • Mouth sores: Brush your teeth 2-3 times a day and rinse your mouth regularly. If this problem persists, see your doctor.

 

Rare side effects of chlorambucil

  • Unexpected bruising or bleeding, fever (fever) or signs of infection: Consult your doctor as soon as possible.
  • Skin rash: Consult your doctor as soon as possible. This complication can be a sign of a drug allergy.

 

 

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of chlorambucil.

 

Excessive use of chlorambucil (drug poisoning)

  • Do not take more chlorambucil than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • If you feel that someone has had drug poisoning and you have symptoms such as seizures, shortness of breath, or fainting, call the emergency room right away.

 

Storage conditions of chlorambucil

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
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