carmustine/polifeprosan 20 - implant, Gliadel
GENERIC NAME: CARMUSTINE/POLIFEPROSAN 20 - IMPLANT (kar-MUS-teen/POL-ee-FEP-roe-san)
BRAND NAME(S): Gliadel
USES: This medication is used with brain surgery and radiation to treat a certain type of brain tumor ( malignant glioma). It is also used with surgery to treat a type of malignant glioma (glioblastoma multiforme) that comes back.Carmustine works by stopping the growth of tumor cells. It helps to kill any leftover tumor cells that are not taken out by the surgery. Polifeprosan 20 works by controlling the release of carmustine into the area where the brain tumor was taken out.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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