mechlorethamine - injection, Mustargen
GENERIC NAME: MECHLORETHAMINE - INJECTION (MEH-klor-ETH-uh-meen)
BRAND NAME(S): Mustargen
WARNING: Mechlorethamine must be handled and used very carefully. Direct contact with the skin, nose, mouth, or eyes may cause severe damage. Precautions (e.g., wearing a mask/outer garment/gloves) should be taken to prevent direct contact or breathing the dust/vapors from this medication.
Mechlorethamine is usually given by injection into a vein. If this medication accidentally leaks into the skin/muscle around the injection site, it may cause severe damage. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice hardening/peeling of the skin, redness, pain, or swelling at or near the injection site. Prompt treatment (e.g., ice compress, thiosulfate solution) may lessen damage.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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