About Leukeran 2mg
Leukeran 2mg, the brand name for chlorambucil, is a chemotherapy drug used to treat lymphocytic leukemia, ovarian cancer, multiple myeloma, and lymphoma. It is also used in some immune mediated conditions. While Leukeran is not a cure, it may help to reduce the spreading of these diseases, along with the severity of the symptoms.
Key Benefits of Leukeran 2mg
- Treats certain cancers in dogs and cats
- Also used in some immune mediated conditions
- May help to reduce severity and spreading of the disease
Who's Leukeran 2mg For?
Dogs and Cats
Leukeran 2mg Ingredients
Each tablet contains 2mg Chlorambucil
How Does Leukeran 2mg Work?
Chlorambucil is a chemotherapy drug that stops the growth of certain cancer cells and suppresses antibodies by forming a bond with nucleic acid, thus making it difficult for DNA to divide and replicate.
Side Effects and Warnings
If your pet exhibits bruising, bleeding, infection, difficulty breathing, or low-energy, contact your veterinarian as these symptoms may be due to anemia or a bleeding disorder.
Other side effects may include:
- Low white blood cell count
- Low platelet count
- Damage to the gastrointestinal tract
- Bone marrow suppression
- Damage to the kidneys or liver
- Blood cell deficiency
- Lung disease
- Infertility in males
- Hair loss in some breeds.
Contact your veterinarian if you notice anything unusual.
Talk to your veterinarian and use with caution pregnant or young pets.
Not for use in pets with pre-existing bone marrow suppression, already immune suppressed pets, or pets with chronic infections.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet has experienced any medical diseases or conditions, digestive upset, or allergic reactions to Chlorambucil or similar products.
Tell your veterinarian about any other medications, vitamins, or supplements that your pet is taking.
Possible drug interactions include:
- Amphotericin B
Leukeran 2mg Directions
Always follow the directions provided by your veterinarian.
This medication is administered by mouth. Wear gloves when handling this medication. As a cancer drug, the usual dose is once a day, once every other day, or every 2-3 weeks. As an immunosuppressant, the usual dose is once a day or once every other day.
Read the Medication Guide for Leukeran