Were you looking for information about Mechlorethamine? Mechlorethemin is a common misspelling of mechlorethamine.
By disrupting DNA replication and causing cell death, mechlorethamine (Mustargen®) can help treat certain types of cancer. Specifically, this prescription medicine is used to treat:
  • 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).
This medicine can cause significant side effects, so make sure to contact your healthcare provider right away if you develop any signs of an infection or other serious problems. Mechlorethamine comes as an injection that is given slowly into a vein (intravenous, or IV, infusion) or directly into a body cavity.
(For more information on this medicine, click Mechlorethamine. This full-length article offers a complete overview of this product, including how it works, safety concerns, and general dosing instructions. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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