Brand Names : chlormethine, ntirogen mustard
Before Using This Medicine
In deciding to use a medicine,
the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will
do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For mechlorethamine
applied to the skin, the following should be considered:
Allergies - Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or
allergic reaction to mechlorethamine.
Pregnancy - Although mechlorethamine applied to the skin has
not been shown to cause problems in humans, some of it may be absorbed through
Breast-feeding - Although mechlorethamine applied to the skin has
not been shown to cause problems in nursing babies, some of it may be absorbed
through the skin. Because this medicine can cause serious side effects, breast-feeding
is generally not recommended while you are using it.
Children - There is no specific information about use of mechlorethamine
on the skin in children.
Older adults - Many medicines have not been tested in older people.
Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly the same way they
do in younger adults or if they cause different side effects or problems in
older people. There is no specific information about the use of mechlorethamine
on the skin in the elderly.