This medication is an alkylating agent, prescribed for certain types of cancer. It stops or slows the growth of cancer cells.
Lomustine harms cancer cells causing their death
It is given as 1 dose every 6 weeks. Take on an empty stomach. Take 2 hours before or 2 hours after meals. Wear gloves when touching this drug.
Chance of getting an infection. Wash hands often. Stay away from people with infections, colds, or flu. Anemia, low white blood cell count, and low platelet count. This drug may need to be stopped. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. You may need drugs to lower this side effect. Talk with your doctor. Harm to the lungs may happen.
Call your doctor to find out what to do
If you have an allergy to lomustine or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. If you are breast-feeding.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Signs of infection. These include a fever of 100.5°F (38°C) or higher, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color of sputum, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, wound that will not heal, or anal itching or pain. Trouble breathing. Very bad belly pain. Change in thinking clearly and with logic. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very loose stools (diarrhea). Not able to eat. Any bruising or bleeding. Swelling in your legs or belly. Dark urine or yellow skin or eyes. Not able to pass urine. Feeling very tired or weak. Very bad skin irritation. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Do not take Lomefloxacin with dairy products such as milk, cheese, yoghurt or ice-cream. Dairy products reduce the effectiveness of Lomefloxacin when taken at the same time. Take Lomefloxacin at least 2 hours before or 6 hours after you have taken any dairy products. Avoid caffeine-containing beverages such as coffee, tea and certain soft drinks. Avoid alcohol.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
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