Brand Names : BiCNU, BCNU
Proper Use of This Medicine
Carmustine is sometimes given
together with certain other medicines. If you are using a combination of medicines,
it is important that you receive each one at the proper time. If you are taking
some of these medicines by mouth, ask your health care professional to help
you plan a way to take them at the right times.
This medicine often causes nausea and vomiting, which usually last no longer
than 4 to 6 hours. It is very important that you continue to receive the medicine,
even if you begin to feel ill. Ask your health care professional for ways
to lessen these effects.
Dosing - The dose of carmustine will be different for
different patients. The dose that is used may depend on a number of things,
including what the medicine is being used for, the patient's size, and whether
or not other medicines are also being taken. If you are
receiving carmustine at home, follow your doctor's orders or the directions
on the label
. If you have any questions about the proper dose of carmustine,
ask your doctor.