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Carmustine

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

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed carmustine to treat pain during pregnancy, rabies, blastomycosis, and west nile virus.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take carmustine if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions

Significant Interactions


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