Mustargen (Mechlorethamine) for Leukemia | MyLeukemiaTeam

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Mustargen is a prescription medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), chronic myelocytic leukemia (CML), mycosis fungoides, lymphosarcoma, and Hodgkin lymphoma in stages 3 and 4. Mustargen is also known by the drug names mechlorethamine, chlormethine, nitrogen mustard, and mustine.

Mustargen is an anticancer drug and a member of a class of drugs called alkylating agents. Mustargen is believed to work by preventing the production of DNA in cells, thereby blocking cell division.

How do I take it?
Mustargen is given as an intravenous infusion during chemotherapy.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Mustargen lists common side effects including nausea, vomiting, weakness, loss of appetite, hair loss, ringing in the ears, and low blood cell counts. Injection site reactions are common and painful side effects of taking Mustargen.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Mustargen include abnormal bleeding, fetal harm, infertility in men and women, hypersensitivity reactions, and increased risk for developing another type of cancer.

For more details about this treatment, visit:

Mustargen — RxList

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