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Mechlorethamine (Topical)

Brand Names : chlormethine, ntirogen mustard

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

  • Antineoplastic, topical

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 several years.

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)

Brand Names

Other commonly used names are chlormethine and ntirogen mustard .

*† Not commercially available in the U.S. and Canada.


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