Leukeran 2 mg & 5 mg

Leukeran tablet manufactured by GSK also known as Chlorambucil is a chemotherapy prescription drug given to patients to treat diseases like

 1. Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL),

2. Low-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma,

3. Hodgkin lymphoma

4. Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinaemia

Manufacturer: Glaxosmithkline

How to take Leukeran:

The tablets should be swallowed whole. You should take them as directed by your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

Chemotherapy is usually given as a course of several sessions (cycles) of treatment over a few months. The length of your treatment and the number of cycles you have will depend on which type of cancer or leukaemia you’re being treated for. Your nurse or doctor will discuss your treatment plan with you.

Before you have your treatment your doctor will arrange for you to have blood tests. You’ll usually be given anti-sickness drugs before and/or during your treatment.

 

Fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, sores in your mouth and throat, ongoing cough;

Pale skin, easy bruising, unusual bleeding, blood in your urine or stools;

feeling weak or tired, loss of appetite, rapid weight loss;

nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);

an unusual mass or lump;

chest discomfort, feeling short of breath on exertion, dry cough or hack;

severe vomiting or diarrhea;

seizure (convulsions); or

severe skin reaction — fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.

Common side effects may include:

mild nausea or diarrhea;

tremors or shaking; or

numbness, burning pain, or tingly feeling.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.