About Clokeran: Clokeran (Chlorambucil) is a medication that is very effective in limiting the growth and spread of cancerous cells. The medicine is prescribed for treatment to patients suffering from different types of cancer including lymphoma, different types of leukemia and Hodgkin’s disease. The medicine may also be prescribed for the treatment of other conditions that have not been mentioned here.
How to use Clokeran
Clokeran (Chlorambucil) is available as tablets that should be swallowed whole only. Crushing, splitting, dissolving or chewing these tablets would only affect their effectiveness. During your treatment using this medicine, your red blood cells count may go down. To determine how the progress of your condition, your doctor may be required to perform regular blood tests on you. Always ensure that you attend these scheduled appointments. Since your immunity will be lower than usual during your treatment, you should keep of people suffering from contagious diseases such as cold, flu. It is also not advised to receive a ‘live’ vaccine during your treatment. Your physician will take you through on what to or not to do during your treatment, ensure that you adhere to their instructions.
With regards to dosage, you should strictly follow the instructions by your physician. Each patient will have their own unique dosage and two patients suffering from the same condition should not share the same dosage. You should only use this medicine if it has been prescribed for you by your doctor. The daily dose will be unique to a patient; their condition and its severity, their health condition, other medications they are using including prescriptions, non-prescriptions, herbal or supplements. A typical prescription will last between 3-6 weeks. It is possible for your doctor to alter your prescription as treatment progresses. You should however never self-medicate yourself this medicine or alter your prescription.
Clokeran Side Effects
Treatment using Clokeran (Chlorambucil) may lead to the development of undesired side effects. Less serious side effects include numbness, tingly feeling, nausea, stomach upsets, shaking or tremors and diarrhea. These side effects are normally experienced during the first stages of treatment when the body is still adapting to the medicine. In most cases, these side effects fade with continued use but should they persist or worsen, do not hesitate to contact your doctor immediately. Other severe side effects that you may experience include irregular or even missed menstrual periods, mouth sores or white patches on the lips, easy bleeding or bruising, pale skin, unusual lump, severe nausea, fever, flu symptoms, abnormal lump or mass, jaundice. There are other side effects that may have been left out in this list, discuss with your doctor about more details on the same.
The use of Clokeran (Chlorambucil) may increase your risks of developing different types of cancer. Always ensure that this medicine has been prescribed for you by your doctor before starting to use it. Talk to your doctor about other risks of using this medicine such as its effect on your fertility. The medicine may not be suitable for use by all patients. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or are trying to conceive, suffer from any illnesses, discuss with your doctor about the risks of using this medicine.