What is Clokeran (Chlorambucil) used for?
Clokeran (Chlorambucil) is an oral cancer medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from lymphoma. It operates by slowing or stopping the growth and spread of cancer cells allowing other procedures to destroy the condition completely. It may also be used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Clokeran (Chlorambucil)?
Clokeran (Chlorambucil) should always be used according to your physician's instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The correct dosage will be based on the condition being treated, your current health, weight, and response to other treatments. The tablets should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach. It is suggested to increase your fluid intake to prevent dehydration that may occur. Never change the form of the tablets by crushing, splitting, or chewing them before use as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Clokeran (Chlorambucil)?
Clokeran (Chlorambucil) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
More serious side effects that may occur are flu symptoms, fever, severe nausea, weight loss, fatigue, pale skin, seizures, severe skin reactions, the appearance of an unusual mass or lump, trouble breathing, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. Immediately inform your physician if you experience any of these serious symptoms or any other side effects that are intense or worrying to make sure the correct response is taken. This may include emergency medical attention or alterations to your dosage to prevent more problems from occurring.
Clokeran (Chlorambucil) can be absorbed through the skin and should not be handled by women who are pregnant or may become pregnant. It should not be used to treat patients who are allergic to chlorambucil or who have had a bad reaction to similar medications. It is also important to disclose if you have epilepsy, porphyrias, glucose intolerance, decreased white blood cell counts, decreased liver function, decreased kidney function, nephrotic syndrome, or if you are currently undergoing radiotherapy or chemotherapy. These conditions may cause unexpected complications during treatment requiring adjustments to your dosage.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Clokeran 2 (Chlorambucil). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.