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Chlorambucil

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CHLORAMBUCIL is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat cancer like some leukemias and lymphomas. Compare alkylating drugs.
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Chlorambucil Side Effects

What should I watch for?

This drug may make you feel generally unwell. This is not uncommon, as chemotherapy can affect healthy cells as well as cancer cells. Report any side effects. Continue your course of treatment even though you feel ill unless your doctor tells you to stop.

You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine.

Call your doctor or health care professional for advice if you get a fever, chills or sore throat, or other symptoms of a cold or flu. Do not treat yourself. This drug decreases your body's ability to fight infections. Try to avoid being around people who are sick.

This medicine may increase your risk to bruise or bleed. Call your doctor or health care professional if you notice any unusual bleeding.

Talk to your doctor about your risk of cancer. You may be more at risk for certain types of cancers if you take this medicine.

Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine. Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information. Do not breast-feed an infant while taking this medicine.

This medicine has caused ovarian failure in some women and reduced sperm counts in some men. This medicine may interfere with the ability to have or father a child. Talk with your doctor or health care professional if you are concerned about your fertility.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Black, tarry stools

bleeding gums

blood in the urine or stools

chest pain

cough or hoarseness, accompanied by fever or chills

fever or chills

lower back or side pain, accompanied by fever or chills

painful or difficult urination, accompanied by fever or chills

pinpoint red spots on the skin

shortness of breath

sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth

swollen glands

troubled breathing with exertion

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

Itching

joint pain

large, swollen hives

skin rash

swelling of the feet or lower legs

Rare

Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin

diarrhea

muscle pain

muscle twitching

red skin lesions, often with a purple center

red, irritated eyes

seizures

shakiness and unsteady walk

shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet

sore throat

sudden jerky movements of the body

unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination

Incidence not known

Abdominal or stomach pain or tenderness

bone pain

clay colored stools

dark urine

decreased appetite

difficult breathing

headache

large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs

loss of appetite

trouble getting pregnant

troubled or quick, shallow breathing

yellow eyes or skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common

Changes in menstrual period

nausea and vomiting

Rare

Anxiety

confusion

dry mouth

hyperventilation

irregular heartbeats

irritability

no muscle tone or movement

restlessness

seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there

trouble sleeping

Incidence not known

Hives or welts

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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