Treanda – uses, health risks, and side effects at NaturalPedia.com

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by

Treanda (generic name: bendamustine) is a drug used to treat patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia or indolent B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It works by interfering with the growth and spread of cancer cells throughout the body.

However, not everyone can use Treanda. People with the following conditions cannot take this drug:

  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women
  • Patients who smoke

Known health risks or side effects of Treanda

Treanda has been shown to cause allergic reactions in some people. Seem immediate medical attention if you exhibit the following signs of an allergic reaction: hives, difficult breathing, swelling in your face or throat.

Aside from allergic reactions, a severe skin reaction may also be observed when using Treanda. Signs of this may include fever, sore throat, burning in your eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling. Get emergency medical help if these are observed. Also consult a healthcare professional before using Treanda if you exhibit the following conditions:

  • Weak immune system
  • Fever or other signs of infection
  • Metabolic disorder or electrolyte imbalance
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease

There are cases wherein Treanda cause some serious side effects. Immediately seek help from a healthcare professional if you experience any of the following:

  • Black, tarry stools or blood in stools
  • Chest pain
  • Lower back, side, or stomach pain
  • Muscle aches
  • Painful or difficult urination
  • Pale skin
  • Pinpoint red spots on the skin
  • Swollen glands
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Burning or stinging of the skin
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Redness of the skin
  • Tightness in the chest

Treanda may also cause the following common side effects:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Mouth sores
  • Trouble breathing
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Unusual tiredness
  • Dizziness
  • Swelling in your hands or feet
  • Weight loss
  • Mild skin rash

Body systems that might be affected by Treanda

The different side effects of Treanda may inflict damage on the gastrointestinal, metabolic, respiratory, nervous, cardiovascular, genitourinary, and musculoskeletal systems. Treanda has also been shown to affect the liver, kidney, and eyes. Aside from these, Treanda has also caused insomnia, anxiety, depression, and even some types of cancer.

Food items or nutrients that have similar effects to Treanda

One of the common side effects of Treanda is a mild skin rash. This appears as red, itchy patches of skin. Some foods that soothe rashes include:

  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Carrots
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Mangoes
  • Citrus fruits (lemons and oranges)
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Fatty fish

Treatments, management options for the side effects of Treanda

Aside from food, alternative home remedies for skin rashes include:

  • Using a cold compress. The skin in an area with rashes often feels warm when touched. Placing a cold compress on the afflicted area will ease the pain and itchiness of rashes.
  • Turning on the humidifier. Dry skin increases the likelihood of develop rashes. Using a humidifier will prevent skin from drying since it provides moisture to the air that the skin will be able to absorb.
  • Applying apple cider vinegar. Placing apple cider vinegar on the afflicted area will pull out the toxins from there. Aside from this, apple cider vinegar is also known for its antibacterial, anti-fungal, and moisturizing properties.
  • Lathering on some petroleum jelly. Applying petroleum jelly on the area with rashes will protect it from infections and keep it hydrated. It can be applied multiple times throughout the day, as long as it is needed.

Where to learn more

Summary

Treanda is a drug used by patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia or indolent B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma prevent the growth and spread of cancer cells.

Side effects of Treanda can damage gastrointestinal, metabolic, respiratory, nervous, cardiovascular, genitourinary, and musculoskeletal systems.

A mild skin rash caused by Treanda can be relieved by natural treatments and other home remedies.

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