Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Gliadel

Descriptions


Carmustine implant is used together with surgery and radiation to treat newly-diagnosed high-grade glioma. It is also used together with surgery to treat glioblastoma that has come back (recurrent). These are types of brain cancer.

Carmustine belongs to the group of cancer medicines known as alkylating agents. It interferes with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed.

This medicine is to be given only by your doctor.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Implant