CeeNU (Lomustine) is a chemotherapy drug used to treat cancer. This medication works by interfering with the growth of cancer cells in the body, thereby helping to slow down the spread of cancer. Doctors widely prescribe this medication as a treatment for brain tumours and Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It is generally considered to be effective if the cancer has become worse or has failed to respond to treatment with other drugs.
Dosage and Administration
CeeNU (Lomustine) comes in the form of capsules. The dosage required will be determined by the prescribing doctor. In some cases, you may be told to take 2 different strength capsules, or capsules which are of a different colour. Adult patients are normally directed to take it once every 6 weeks, and doctors recommend taking it on an empty stomach. Never increase the dosage or take more of the drug than recommended, as doing so may cause serious side effects.
Possible side effects which patients taking CeeNU 40 mg (Lomustine) to treat cancer may experience include:
- Loss of appetite and vomiting
- Paleness or discolouration of the skin
- Hair loss
- Mouth or lip sores
- Difficulty walking properly
While you are undergoing treatment with this medication, it is important to inform your doctor if any side effects occur, especially if they persist or become bothersome. Other more serious side effects which require immediate medical attention may also occur, such as changes in vision, urinating less than usual, inflammation of the limbs, stomach pain, and extreme thirst. Please note that there is also a possibility of other side effects not listed here occurring. Consult your doctor straight away if this occurs.
In rare cases, pulmonary fibrosis (a serious lung condition) has been reported in patients who have taken this drug. It may even occur months or years after you have commenced treatment with this drug. Discuss the risks of this drug with your doctor before you begin taking it.
If you have a history of liver, kidney or lung disease, it is essential that you inform your doctor before taking this drug.
Seek immediate emergency medical attention if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms to watch for, which may be indicative of a reaction, include skin rashes, hives, swelling of the face or limbs, trouble breathing, and trouble swallowing.
Always use CeeNU (Lomustine) as you have been prescribed by your doctor. Never self-medicate or change your dosage without first consulting your doctor. The correct dosage can vary depending on your health, medical history, and the severity of the condition being treated.