Cephalon | Bendamustine (Medication)


Bendamustine is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their growth and spread in the body.

Bendamustine belongs to the group of medicines called alkylating agents. It is used to treat a type of cancer of the white blood cells called chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

Bendamustine is also used to treat indolent B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) in patients who have already been treated with rituximab. ...

Side Effect:

Serious side effects may include:fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, sores in your mouth and throat; pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating; easy bruising or bleeding, purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin, unusual weakness; cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, cough, sore throat; lower back pain, blood in your urine, urinating less than usual or not at all; numbness or tingly feeling around your mouth; muscle weakness, tightness, or contraction, overactive reflexes; fast or slow heart rate, weak pulse, confusion; dry mouth, feeling very thirsty or hot, heavy sweating or hot and dry skin; severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash; or pain, swelling, redness, skin changes, or signs of infection where the medicine was injected.

Less serious side effects may include:mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, or upset stomach; swelling in your hands or feet; headache, dizziness, drowsiness; loss of appetite, weight loss; or mild skin rash.

Seek immediate medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction:hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. ...


Before you apply bendamustine injection, tell your doctor if you have any type of allergies. Inform your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements and products herbal remedies you are taking or plan to take.

Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had kidney disease or liver disease.

During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...