chlorambucil - oral, Leukeran
GENERIC NAME: CHLORAMBUCIL - ORAL (klor-AM-byou-sill)
BRAND NAME(S): Leukeran
WARNING: Chlorambucil treatment can be associated with serious side effects. Although chlorambucil is used to treat cancer, it may increase your risk of developing another form of cancer. Consult your doctor for more details. This medication can also decrease your bone marrow function, lowering your body's ability to fight an infection. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop unusual growths or lumps, swollen glands, signs of infection (e.g., fever, chills, persistent sore throat or cough), unusual or easy bruising/bleeding, or unusual fatigue.
Chlorambucil may damage chromosomes (genes) and cause birth defects. It may also possibly leave men and women unable to have children in the future (sterility).
Discuss the risks and benefits of treatment with your doctor.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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