What Leukeran Is Used For:
Used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), Hodgkin’s disease, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, breast, ovarian and testicular cancer, Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia, thrombocythemia, choriocarcinoma.
Note: If a drug has been approved for one use, physicians may elect to use this same drug for other problems if they believe it may be helpful.
How Leukeran Is Given:
- Leukeran is given by mouth as a coated tablet.
- Take 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.
- The amount of Leukeran you receive and how often it is administered, depends on many factors, including your height and weight, your general health, any other health problems you may have, and the type of cancer or condition being treated. Your doctor will determine your dose and schedule.
Important things to remember about the side effects of Leukeran:
- Most people do not experience all of the side effects listed.
- Side effects are often predictable in terms of their onset and duration.
- Side effects are almost always reversible and will go away after treatment is complete.
- There are many options to help minimize or prevent side effects.
- There is no relationship between the presence or severity of side effects and the effectiveness of the medication.