Although the medicine is not a cure for these diseases, it may help reduce symptoms.
Leukeran comes as a tablet that is taken once a day on an empty stomach. Your dosage will be based on how much you weigh, other medications you are taking, and various other factors.
Before beginning chemotherapy treatment with Leukeran, make sure to review the medication's safety information with your healthcare provider. For example, you may not be able to use this medicine if you have a history of seizures, a head injury, or certain other medical issues. Also, this product may react with various other medications.
(For more information, click Leukeran. This article offers an in-depth overview on this medicine, including how it works, possible side effects, and more.)
Written by/reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: ArthurSchoenstadt, MD
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