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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
44 doctors shared insights

Chlorambucil (Overview)

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


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

Is leukeran 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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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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Who should not use Leukeran?

Leukeran: "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 leukeran 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

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Leukeran (Definition)

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