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People who have lung cancer or certain types of blood, bone marrow, or metastatic cancer may receive a chemotherapy drug called Mustargen. It works to kill cancer cells by interfering with the replication process of DNA. This drug is given slowly into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, infusion) or directly into a body cavity. Many people may experience side effects like nausea, weakness, and vomiting.
What Is Mustargen?Mustargen® (mechlorethamine) is a prescription medication that is part of a group of chemotherapy medicines known as alkylating agents. It is approved to treat certain types of cancer, including:
- Certain cancers of the blood and bone marrow, such as lymphoma and leukemia
- Lung cancer
- Metastatic cancer (cancer that has spread from its original site) that has caused an abnormal collection of fluid in the body cavities (effusion).