Active ingredients: bendamustine
What it is used for
First-line treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (Binet stage B or C). Efficacy relative to first-line therapies other than chlorambucil has not been established. Previously untreated indolent CD20-positive, stage III-IV Non-Hodgkins lymphoma, in combination with rituximab. Previously untreated CD20-positive, stage III-IV Mantle Cell Lymphoma in combination with rituximab, in patients ineligible for autologous stem cell transplantation. Relapsed/Refractory indolent Non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
White, microcrystalline lyophilisate
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient bendamustine
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems