Latest prescription information about Lomustine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
This medication is an alkylating agent, prescribed for certain types of cancer.
It stops or slows the growth of cancer cells.
When should Lomustine not to be taken? (Contraindications)
What is the dosage of Lomustine?
Initial- PO- The recommended dose is 130 mg/m2 as a single dose every 6 weeks.
How should Lomustine be taken?
It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.
What are the warnings and precautions for Lomustine?
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of bone marrow, heart, lung, breathing, liver, or kidney problems, any infection, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Avoid contact with people who have infections.
• Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise patient may develop with increased risk of secondary cancer.
• Monitor liver, kidney, lung function and complete blood cell counts regularly while taking this medication.
What are the side effects of Lomustine?
• Severe effects :
Liver, kidney, gastrointestinal and lung damage.
What are the other precautions for Lomustine?
Avoid excess dosage.
What are the storage conditions for Lomustine?
Store it at controlled room temperature (15-30°C) and in an airtight container.
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