Brand Names : Matulane, Natulan
Side Effects of This Medicine
Along with their needed effects, medicines like procarbazine can sometimes
cause unwanted effects such as blood problems, loss of hair, high blood pressure
reactions, and other side effects. These and others are described below. Also,
because of the way these medicines act on the body, there is a chance that
they might cause other unwanted effects that may not occur until months or
years after the medicine is used. These delayed effects may include certain
types of cancer, such as leukemia. Discuss these possible effects with your
Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they
may need medical attention.
Stop taking this medicine and check with your doctor
if the following side effects occur. If your doctor is
not available, go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
Other side effects may occur
that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away
during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care
professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some
of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of
the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions
This medicine may cause a temporary loss of hair in some
people. After treatment with procarbazine has ended, normal hair growth should
Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If
you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.