Also known as Gliadel and Bicnu
Carmustine or BCNU (bis-chloroethylnitrosourea) is a mustard gas-related β-chloro-nitrosourea compound used as an alkylating agent in chemotherapy. As a dialkylating agent, BCNU is able to form interstrand crosslinks in DNA, which prevents DNA replication and DNA transcription.Source: Wikipedia
Patients are most commonly prescribed carmustine to treat pain during pregnancy, rabies, blastomycosis, and west nile virus.
Patients taking carmustine most commonly experience side effects like hemiplegia, headache, and weakness.
|Urinary tract infection|
|Alopecia (Loss Of Hair)|
|Incontinence of stool|
|High blood pressure|
|Shortness of breath|