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    Information about Bendamustine

    Bendamustine uses

    Bendamustine is used in the treatment of blood cancer, Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and multiple myeloma.

    How bendamustine works

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

    Common side effects of bendamustine

    Fatigue, Nausea, Vomiting, Mucosal inflammation, Infection, Fever, Low blood platelets, Decreased white blood cell count
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    Written By
    Dr. Arpit Bhatnagar
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Shilpa Garcha
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    21 Jun 2019 | 06:43 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Bendamustine

    • Monitoring of the blood cell count and potassium level is required before the start and regularly during the therapy.
    • Consult your doctor if you have any signs of infection, fever, lung symptoms, skin reactions, pain in abdomen, blood in urine, reduced volume of urine.
    • Inform your doctor if you have heart disease (heart attack, chest pain, severely disturbed heart rhythms).
    • Men should adopt appropriate contraceptive measure during and up to 6 months after treatment and may require sperm conservation prior to treatment because of possibility of irreversible infertility.
    • Bendamustine may cause sleepiness and dizziness or lack of coordination; it is advisable to avoid driving or operating heavy machinery under such circumstances. 
    • Bendamustine is not recommended for children and adolescents.

    Frequently asked questions for Bendamustine


    Q. Is Bendamustine a chemotherapy drug?

    Yes, Bendamustine is a chemotherapy drug

    Q. Is Bendamustine safe?

    Bendamustine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

    Q. How does Bendamustine work?

    Bendamustine works by destroying the DNA, thus killing the existing cancer cells and also preventing the growth and spread of new cancer cells

    Q. Is Bendamustine a mustard gas?

    Bendamustine belongs to a group of chemotherapeutic drugs called nitrogen mustard, and is not a mustard gas.

    Q. Is Bendamustine a vesicant?

    Bendamustine has vesicant properties and can seriously damage skin and underlying fat if leaks during administratio

    Q. Is Bendamustine FDA approved?

    Yes, Bendamustine is approved by FDA

    Q. Does Bendamustine cause hair loss/constipation?

    Yes, hair loss and constipation are the common side effects of Bendamustine

    Q. Does Bendamustine cross blood brain barrier?

    Yes, Bendamustine crosses the blood brain barrier, and may be used to treat cancers spread to the brain

    Content on this page was last updated on 21 June, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)