Information about Bendamustine

Bendamustine Uses

Bendamustine is used in the treatment of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), blood cancer 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

Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Decreased white blood cell count, Infection, Fatigue, Nausea, Vomiting, Fever, Low blood platelets, Mucosal inflammation
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Expert advice for Bendamustine

  • Bendamustine is given as an injection into vein under the supervision of a doctor.

Frequently asked questions for Bendamustine


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 vesicant?

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

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.


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