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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Leukeran (Overview)

Leukeran 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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Leukeran (Overview)

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


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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 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?

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 (Definition)

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