Lomustine (CeeNU)

(loe-MUS-teen)

Lomustine (CCNU) is a medicine used to treat certain types of cancer. It is available as capsules.

  • Give lomustine (CeeNU) to your child with fluids, on an empty stomach, before bedtime.
  • Avoid giving food or drink 2 hours to your child after they take this medication.
  • You should wear gloves when handling the capsules to prevent exposure to the medication.
  • Do not use alcohol, aspirin, or aspirin-containing medications and / or over-the-counter medications without consulting your child's physician while taking this medication.
  • If too much medicine is taken by accident, call the Drug and Poison Information Center (DPIC) at 513-636-5111, or 1-800-222-1222, or call your child's doctor immediately.
  • Keep this medication out of the reach of children.

For any medication information related to your child's dosing schedule and / or missed doses, contact the healthcare provider who prescribed the medication.

  • Tiredness
  • Hair loss
  • Loss of appetite

Call your child's doctor immediately if your child develops:

  • Severe nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Fever of 101.5 once, or 100.5 twice, in 12 hours
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Painful urination or difficulty urinating
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Yellowing of the eyes and / or skin

Last Updated 12/2013