Information about Carmustine

Carmustine Uses

Carmustine is used in the treatment of brain tumor.

How Carmustine works

Carmustine 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 Carmustine

Headache, Weakness, Vomiting, Infection, Confusion, Constipation, Rash, Hair loss, Fever, Convulsion, Depression, Speech disorder, Brain swelling, Thrombophlebitis, Hemiplegia (paralysis of one side of the body), Sleepiness
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Available Medicine for Carmustine

ConsiumEmcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
47121 variant(s)
CarmutherTherdose Pharma Pvt Ltd
42551 variant(s)
NitsumCelon Laboratories Ltd
39001 variant(s)
CarnumaxGLS Pharma Ltd.
48001 variant(s)
CarustineKhandelwal Laboratories Pvt Ltd
43001 variant(s)

Expert advice for Carmustine

  • Carmustine is given as an injection into the veins under the supervision of a doctor. 

Frequently asked questions for Carmustine


Q. Is Carmustine safe?

Carmustine is safe if taken at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Is Carmustine a vesicant?

Carmustine is classified under irritants amongst chemotherapy drugs. However when administered at high doses it can act as vesicant.

Q. Does Carmustine inhibit DNA replication?

Yes, Carmustine works by preventing DNA replication.


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