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Bendamustine injection is used to treat a type of cancer of the white blood cells called chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). It is also used to treat indolent B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) in patients who have already been treated with rituximab.
Bendamustine belongs to the group of medicines called alkylating agents. It interferes with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed. Since the growth of normal cells may also be affected by the medicine, other effects may also occur. Some of these may be serious and must be reported to your doctor. Other effects may not be serious but may cause concern. Some effects may occur after treatment with bendamustine has been stopped.
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