Brand Names : CeeNU, CCNU
Lomustine (loe-MUS-teen) belongs to the group of medicines known as
alkylating agents. It is used to treat some kinds of cancer.
Lomustine interferes with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually
destroyed. Since the growth of normal body cells may also be affected by lomustine,
other effects will also occur. Some of these may be serious and must be reported
to your doctor. Other effects, like hair loss, may not be serious but may
cause concern. Some effects may not occur for months or years after the medicine
Before you begin treatment with lomustine, you and your doctor should talk
about the good this medicine will do as well as the risks of using it.
Lomustine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following
Capsules (U.S. and Canada)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
In Canada -
Another commonly used name is CCNU