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Carmustine Implant

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving this medication if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Carmustine Implant to learn more, including information on who should not receive the drug.)

Clinical Effects

In clinical studies, the carmustine implant was shown to improve survival in people with newly diagnosed cancerous brain tumors (gliomas). In one study, people who received implants during surgery to remove their brain tumor had a median survival of 13.8 months, compared with a median survival of 11.6 months in people who were given a placebo implant (an implant that did not contain any active ingredients) during surgery to remove their brain tumor. Median survival is the time at which half of the people are still alive and half are not. Everyone in the study also received radiation therapy.
In another study that involved people with recurrent brain tumors (tumors that returned after previous treatment), median survival was increased from 5.5 months in people with glioblastoma multiforme (a type of aggressive brain tumor) given a placebo implant to 6.4 months in people with the condition who received carmustine implants.
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