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Carmustine a medication used mainly for chemotherapy and sometimes for immunosuppression before transplant. It is a mustard gas-related β-chloro-nitrosourea compound used as an alkylating agent in chemotherapy. As a dialkylating agent, BCNU is able to form interstrand crosslinks in DNA, which prevents DNA replication and DNA transcription.
It is used in the treatment of several types of brain cancer (including glioma, glioblastoma multiforme, medulloblastoma and astrocytoma), multiple myeloma and lymphoma (Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin)It is also used as part of a chemotherapeutic protocol in preparation for hematological stem cell transplantation, a type of bone marrow transplant, in order to reduce the white blood cell count in the recipient (patient). Use under this protocol, usually with Fludarabine and Melphalan, was coined by oncologists .
On Dec, 21, 2015: 509 people reported to have side effects when taking Gliadel. Among them, 4 people (0.79%) have Hallucination.
On Dec, 21, 2015: 509 people reported to have side effects when taking Gliadel. Among them, 8 people (1.57%) have Death.