Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Bendeka
  2. Treanda

Descriptions


Bendamustine injection is used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL, cancer of white blood cells) and indolent B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) in patients who have already received other treatments. It interferes with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed by the body. Bendamustine belongs to a group of cancer medicines called alkylating agents.

Before you begin treatment with bendamustine, you and your doctor should talk about the benefits this medicine will have as well as the risks of using it.

This medicine is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of your doctor.

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product labeling, bendamustine is used in certain patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Breast cancer, metastatic (breast cancer that has already spread).
  • Multiple myeloma (a type of cancer in the bone marrow).

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Powder for Solution
  • Solution