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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.


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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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

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Is cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) chemotherapy?

Is cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) chemotherapy?

Yes.: Generic name of Cytoxan is cyclophosphamide. It is a drug commonly used to treat a variety of cancers, but may also be used to treat some autoimmune disorders, such as lupus. ...Read more

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Are imuran (azathioprine) tablets effective?

Are imuran (azathioprine) tablets effective?

Quite Effective: Imuran (azathioprine) is usually prescribed as an immune suppressant in transplant patients, for rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's and ulcerative colitis. It has been found to be quite effective in these conditions. ...Read more

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Is cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) used for lupus?

Is cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) used for lupus?

Yes: Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) is used to treat some of the manifestations of lupus. Most commonly this can be involvement of organs such as the brain, kidneys etc. ...Read more

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How effective is fludarabine (Fludara) for treating lymphoma?

How effective is fludarabine (Fludara) for treating lymphoma?

Not very: For most lymphomas fludarabine is not the treatment of choice. The appropriate therapy depends substantially on the subtype of lymphoma. Fludarabine has been used in many indolent lymphomas and does have efficacy but newer agents have the same benefits with less toxicity. The only lymphoma in which fludarabine is routinely used at this point is CLL as part of the combination FCR or FR. ...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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What is Toposar (etoposide)?

What is Toposar (etoposide)?

Toposar (etoposide): Toposar (etoposide) treats cancer of the testicles and small cell lung cancer. ...Read more

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How effective is doxorubicin (Adriamycin) for treating lung cancer?

Adriamycin (doxorubicin): Adriamycin (doxorubicin) is beneficial in treatment of a number of types of cancer including lung cancer. ...Read more

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Are imuran (azathioprine) & betaferon effective treatments for ms?

Are imuran (azathioprine) & betaferon effective treatments for ms?

Yes they can be: The evidence is stronger for beta interferons (avonex, Rebif and betaseron) than it is for immuran. Interferons are fda approved and immuran is not (for ms) they all have a modest but definite effect in reducing the number of attacks in remitting relapsing forms the effect varies from patient to patient. ...Read more

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How effective is Bendamustine (Treanda) for treating leukemia?

There are more >1: Bendamustine is an effective treatment for one kind of leukemia called Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia(CLL). It is not useful for other types(4) of Leukemias. ...Read more

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What are interferon alpha-2a and pegylated interferon alfa-2a (pegasys)?

What are interferon alpha-2a and pegylated interferon alfa-2a (pegasys)?

2 versions 1 drug: They are the same drug except that the pegylation makes that drug longer acting, so it can be given less often. ...Read more

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Should cytoxan, fludara, (fludarabine) leucovorin be taken together?

Porbably not: The combination of chemotherapy is dependent on the disease being treated. The drugs you mention are not generally given in combination together. ...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

Dr. Gary Pess
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Leukeran (Definition)

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