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Bendamustine is a type of chemotherapy. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cells. It is usually used in combination with other medicines.
Your child will have regular blood draws to check blood counts and liver and kidney function. This medicine can cause heart damage, so your child’s heart function will be closely monitored.
Bendamustine can cause tissue damage or blisters if it leaks from the vein. Tell your care team if there is skin irritation or burning at the IV site.
Given as a liquid into a vein by IV or injection
Infusion-related reactions: Symptoms may include chills, shortness of breath, coughing, dizziness, low blood pressure, pain in the chest, swelling of the face or neck
Not all patients who take bendamustine will have these side effects. Common side effects are in bold, but there may be others. Please report all symptoms or side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Some treatment may cause medical problems that continue or develop months or years after therapy ends. These may include:
Be sure to discuss all questions and instructions with your doctor or pharmacist.