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Dr. Peter Wiernik
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Chlorambucil (Overview)

Chlorambucil is an aklylating agent which is a kind of cancer drug.


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How good is chlorambucil?

How good is chlorambucil?

Varies: This is an anti-immune drug used for treating immune related illnesses such as uveitis in the eyes, inflammatory bowel disease and some rheumatoid spectrum diseases. It is a powerful and useful drug, with some important side effects, so you should be monitored closely with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Wiernik
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Chlorambucil (Overview)

Chlorambucil is an aklylating agent which is a kind of cancer drug.


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Is leukeran (chlorambucil) dangerous for a 72 old women , thin 50 kg and weak to treat non hodgkin's lymhoma ?Does it cause hair lose?

Is leukeran (chlorambucil) dangerous for a 72 old women , thin 50 kg and weak to treat non hodgkin's lymhoma ?Does it cause hair lose?

Get this straight: Non-hodgkin's lymphoma is going to kill the patient unless chemotherapy cures or effectively manages it. Chlorambucil is serious medication and the patient has had the risks and like benefits explained. It is also a very appropriate medication for many of the lymphomas. When i was a kid, these people simply died as there was no effective rx. I'm glad we have something nowadays. ...Read more

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How good is chlorambucil?

Varies: This is an anti-immune drug used for treating immune related illnesses such as uveitis in the eyes, inflammatory bowel disease and some rheumatoid spectrum diseases. It is a powerful and useful drug, with some important side effects, so you should be monitored closely with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Who should not use Leukeran (chlorambucil)?

Leukeran (chlorambucil): "Chlorambucil should not be used in patients whose disease has demonstrated a prior resistance to the agent. Patients who have demonstrated hypersensitivity to chlorambucil should not be given the drug. There may be cross-hypersensitivity (skin rash) between chlorambucil and other alkylating agents." See: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/archives/fdaDrugInfo.cfm?archiveid=3099 ...Read more

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Is chlorambucil good 4 uveitis?

Is chlorambucil good 4 uveitis?

Yes: This is a good second line treatment when the usual first attempt treatment is not as effective as desired and the vision is threatened. Follow you ophthalmologists directions when taking this potent drug. ...Read more

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How does chlorambucil for ten months treat uveitis?

How does chlorambucil for ten months treat uveitis?

Anti-inflammatory: Chlorambucil is an immunosupressive drug which is used as a second line treatment for uveitis when the standard treatments are less effective and the vision is threatened. In deeply entrenched cases, lengthy use of the medication can be useful. Follow your ophthalmologists directions and get regular examinations. ...Read more

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Is leukeran (chlorambucil) dangerous for a 72 old women , thin 50 kg and weak to treat non hodgkin's lymhoma ?Does it cause hair lose?

Get this straight: Non-hodgkin's lymphoma is going to kill the patient unless chemotherapy cures or effectively manages it. Chlorambucil is serious medication and the patient has had the risks and like benefits explained. It is also a very appropriate medication for many of the lymphomas. When i was a kid, these people simply died as there was no effective rx. I'm glad we have something nowadays. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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Pls help me?

Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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Leukeran (Definition)

Leukeran is an aklylating agent which is a ...Read more