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A healthcare provider may recommend chemotherapy treatment with lomustine for people who have brain tumors or Hodgkin's lymphoma. This prescription medicine comes as capsules that are usually taken as a single dose once every six weeks. It works by disrupting the ability of cancer cells to grow and multiply. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite.
What Is Lomustine?Lomustine (CeeNU®) is a prescription chemotherapy medication. It belongs to the general class of chemotherapy drugs known as alkylating agents, as well as the subclass of alkylating agents called nitrosoureas.
Are There Side Effects?Just like any chemotherapy medicine, lomustine can cause side effects, some of which can be significant and potentially serious. In fact, most people will experience some type of side effect during treatment. Talk with your healthcare provider about ways to prevent or lessen reactions to this drug.
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Decreased platelets, which could increase the risk of bleeding
- Decreased white blood cells, which could increase the risk for infections.