Brand Names : chlormethine, ntirogen mustard
Mechlorethamine (me-klor-ETH-a-meen) belongs to the group
of medicines called alkylating agents. It is used to treat certain skin conditions
that could turn to cancer if left untreated.
Mechlorethamine interferes with the growth of problem cells, which are
eventually destroyed. However, there is also a chance that mechlorethamine
can cause some kinds of skin cancer, especially after it has been used for
Before you begin treatment with mechlorethamine, you and your doctor should
talk about the good this medicine will do as well as the risks of using it.
Mechlorethamine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the
following dosage forms:
Ointment (U.S. and Canada)
Topical solution (U.S. and Canada)
Other commonly used names are chlormethine
and ntirogen mustard
*† Not commercially available in the U.S. and Canada.