Leukeran Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Leukeran Tablet

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Uses of Leukeran Tablet

Leukeran Tablet is used in the treatment of blood cancer and Hodgkin’s disease.
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Side effects of Leukeran Tablet

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Mouth ulcer, Anemia, Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets), Bone-marrow suppression, Decreased white blood cell count, Diarrhoea, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils).

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How to use Leukeran Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take Leukeran Tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).

How Leukeran Tablet works

Leukeran tablet is an anti-cancer medication. It works by damaging the genetic material (DNA) of the cancer cells and stops their growth and multiplication.

In Depth Information on Leukeran Tablet

Expert advice for Leukeran Tablet

  • Do not receive live vaccine (such as measles, mumps, rubella and others) while using chlorambucil, and avoid contact with anyone who has recently received a live vaccine as there are chances that the virus could be passed on to you.
  • You may be regularly monitored for blood count while taking chlorambucil.
  • Do not take chlorambucil if you have recently undergone radiotherapy or received other cytotoxic agents.
  • Caution has to be followed if you have a liver or kidney problems. 
  • Regular monitoring is required if your child is having nephrotic syndrome; or if you have been prescribed high pulse dosing regimens and have a history of seizure disorder.
  • Do not take chlorambucil if you have rare hereditary problems of glucose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption should not take this medication.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Leukeran Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Leukeran Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
UNSAFE
Leukeran Tablet is usafe to use during lactation. Data sugg
ests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breast feeding is not advisable.
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Driving
It is not known whether Leukeran Tablet alters the ability t
o drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Leukeran Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Leukeran Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Careful monitoring by a doctor is important as kidney disease patients are at an increased risk of bone marrow depression and inflammation and infections of urinary bladder while taking this medicine.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Leukera
n Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Chlorambucil, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Leukeran 2mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Chlorambucil

Leukeran is administered orally in tablet form
Leukeran belongs to a class of drugs called nitrogen mustard derivatives which kill the cancer cells by interfering with DNA replication, and also by directly slowing or stopping their growth
No, hair loss or constipation has not been reported with the use of Leukeran.
Leukeran is used to treat some types of blood cancers like Hodgkin's disease (cancer that starts in blood cells that are part of immune system), certain forms of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (disease where the bone marrow produces a large number of abnormal white cells. It is also used to treat Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia (rare blood condition involving the release of an abnormal protein, macroglobulin, into the blood)
Leukeran is metabolized in liver to form nontoxic compounds which are excreted in urine
Leukeran has to be stored in a refrigerator at 2 °C – 8 °C
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