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CCNU, CeeNU, Lomustinum
Lomustine (CCNU, CeeNU) is a type of chemotherapy. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cells. Lomustine may be used in combination with other medicines.
Lomustine is usually given every 6 weeks by mouth. It may be used in combination with other anti-cancer medicines. Patients will have regular blood draws to check blood counts and to monitor liver and kidney function.
Taken as a capsule by mouth
Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include: hives, rash, itching, difficulty breathing and/or swallowing, low blood pressure.
Not all patients who take lomustine will experience these side effects. Common side effects are in bold, but there may be others. Please report all suspected side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.