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Chlorambucil is an immune system suppressing drug given to pets for immune-mediated disorders such as cancer including leukemia and lymphoma.
Chlorambucil is often given in conjunction with other drugs, It is best to give Chlorambucil on an empty stomach. It is considered a very safe drug.
Chlorambucil works by forming a strong bond with nucleic acid, making it impossible for DNA to properly divide and replicate. This makes it impossible for cancer cells and other cells to replicate. It also suppressed antibody production with this method.
Store in a tightly sealed container in a refrigerator. Additionally, as with any medication, keep out of children’s reach.
If you miss a dose, give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give your pet two doses at once.
Chlorambucil may result in these side effects:
Chlorambucil may react with these drugs:
USE CAUTION WHEN ADMINISTERING THIS DRUG TO PETS WITH BONE MARROW SUPPRESSION OR TO YOUNG OR UNDEVELOPED PETS
USE CAUTION WHEN ADMINISTERING THIS DRUG TO PREGNANT OR LACTATING DOGS - Chlorambucil may cause birth defects