Information about Lomustine

Lomustine Uses

Lomustine is used in the treatment of brain tumor, lung cancer, Hodgkin’s disease and malignant melanoma.

How Lomustine works

Lomustine 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 Lomustine

Nausea, Vomiting, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Hair loss, Decreased white blood cell count
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Expert advice for Lomustine

  • Lomustine should be taken on an empty stomach, but try to have it the same time every day.
  • Do not skip any dose and complete the course as suggested by your doctor.
  • Use an effective method of birth control to avoid pregnancy while taking this medication.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor your blood cell count (CBC) and liver function.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience fever, chills, unusual bleeding and dark or bloody stools.

Frequently asked questions for Lomustine


Q. Is Lomustine effective?

Lomustine is effective if taken as per the dose and for the duration prescribed by a doctor. It may be used in combination with other drugs/radiotherapy or surgery to get best results. Follow your doctor's instructions about this treatment carefully.

Q. How fast does Lomustine work?

Lomustine treatment includes administration of medicine in several sessions/cycles. Each cycle of Lomustine is usually a single oral dose given every 6-8 weeks. Duration of treatment may depend upon the type of cancer and body's response to the medicine. Total treatment with Lomustine may run over a few months.

Q. How long does Lomustine stay in the body?

Lomustine may stay in body from 16 hours to 2 days.


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