Thursday, September 06, 2018 by Michelle Simmons
Gliadel is a drug used for the treatment of cancer that works by interfering with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. This drug is used for the treatment of brain tumors, Hodgkin’s disease, multiple myeloma, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It is injected into a vein through an IV, typically given once every six weeks.
Gliadel should not be used by the following people:
People taking the drug should do the following self-care tips:
Carmustine is the generic name for the brand name drug Gliadel. Carmustine is also sold in the brand name BiCNU.
The common side effects of Gliadel include the following:
Some side effects of Gliadel can be serious and may need immediate medical attention. These include:
Gliadel can cause a serious decline in the number of blood cells in the bone marrow. In turn, this increases the user’s risk of developing serious infections or bleeding, with symptoms such as:
Gliadel can also cause lung damage, even years after treatment, which can lead to death, particularly in patients treated with carmustine as children.
The body systems harmed by Gliadel include the respiratory, hematologic, gastrointestinal, hepatic, renal, cardiovascular, and ocular systems.
The following food items may prevent chest pain, one of the side effects of Gliadel:
A headache, a common side effects of Gliadel, can be treated by the following natural remedies:
Gliadel is a drug used for cancer treatment that works by interfering with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.
Gliadel is used for the treatment of brain tumors, Hodgkin’s disease, multiple myeloma, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Gliadel commonly causes chest pain, darkened skin, dizziness, fainting, fast or irregular heartbeat, headache, loss of balance, nausea, pale skin, and vomiting.
Gliadel can cause a great drop in the number of blood cells in the bone marrow, increase the risk of infections or bleeding, and lung impairment, which can result in death.
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