|Brand name(s), other common name(s)||Mustargen®, nitrogen mustard|
|Drug type||DNA-damaging agent|
|How the drug is given||Intravenously (IV)|
Indications and Usage
Mechlorethamine is FDA approved to treat people who have Hodgkin lymphoma, chronic myeloid leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, polycythemia vera and mycosis fungoides.
Side effects needing medical attention
If mechlorethamine accidentally seeps out of the vein, it may damage some tissues and cause scarring. Your healthcare provider should be notified right away if you notice redness, pain or swelling at the IV site; wheezing; fever; chills; sore throat; missed menstrual periods; painful rash; unusual bleeding or bruising; dizziness; side and stomach pain; loss of hearing; ringing in ears; swelling of feet or lower legs; black, tarry stools; itching; numbness, tingling or burning of fingers, toes or face; shortness of breath; yellowing of eyes and skin
Side effects needing medical attention after stopping this medication
Fever; chills; sore throat; unusual bleeding or bruising.