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Drug information on Leukeran (5mg) (Chlorambucil) from Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Leukeran (5mg)

  Tablet  
Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic : Chlorambucil
 141.69
5mg
25

Drug Name : Chlorambucil

Chlorambucil(Leukeran) generic Leukeran (5mg) is a cytotoxic chemotherapy drug, prescribed for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and lymphosarcoma. It slows or stops cancer cell growth.
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Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Leukeran (5mg) may be prescribed


Side effects of Leukeran (5mg)

   Blood : Bone marrow suppression, anemia and decreased blood counts.

   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and mouth ulcer.

   Central Nervous System : Tremors, muscular twitching, confusion, agitation, incoordination and hallucinations.

   Miscellaneous : Pulmonary fibrosis, liver damage, jaundice, fever, peripheral neuropathy, infertility and secondary malignancies.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

PO- The recommended dose is 4 to 10mg (0.1 to 0.2mg/kg) daily for 3 to 6 weeks. Maintenance: 2mg.

How to use Leukeran (5mg)?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

When is Leukeran (5mg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in women in the first trimester of pregnancy and patients with hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Leukeran (5mg)

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of bone marrow depression, decreased white blood counts, infection, shingles, chickenpox, porphyria, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breast feeding.

• It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• It may reduce platelet counts, avoid injury or bruising.

• Avoid contact with people with any infection.

Other Precautions for Leukeran (5mg)

Avoid alcoholic beverages.

Storage Conditions for Leukeran (5mg)

Store it in the refrigerator; do not freeze.


Schedule : G  Drugs that are to be used only under medical supervision.



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