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CeeNU Dosage

Available as capsules, CeeNU is taken no more often than every six weeks. This chemotherapy medication decreases your blood cell counts and it takes about six weeks for these levels to return to normal. Your healthcare provider will closely monitor your blood cell counts on a weekly basis. If your levels continue to be low, you may have to delay your next CeeNU dose.

An Introduction to Dosing With CeeNU

The dose of CeeNU® (lomustine) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your height and weight
  • How you respond to and tolerate it
  • Other medications you are taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.

What Is the Recommended CeeNU Dosage?

Like many chemotherapy medicines, CeeNU dosing is based on body surface area, which is normally calculated using your height and weight. Doses based on body surface area are written as milligrams per meter squared (mg per m2).
The initial recommended dosage of CeeNU to treat people with brain tumors or Hodgkin's lymphoma that have not been previously treated is 130 mg per m2 given as a single dose every six weeks. Because CeeNU comes in capsules, the actual dose given is normally rounded to the nearest 10 mg. The usual recommended dose for people with reduced bone marrow function, such as those who have received other chemotherapy medicines, is 100 mg per m2 given as a one-time dose every six weeks.
People who are taking CeeNU in addition to other chemotherapy medicines are normally given lower doses. Amounts are also normally reduced in people with impaired kidney function.
CeeNU can cause a significant decrease in blood cells. Your healthcare provider will monitor your blood cell counts weekly after each dose and adjust your next dose based on how low your blood cell counts drop.
CeeNU is given no more often than every six weeks, as it usually takes blood cell counts about six weeks to return to normal. However, your healthcare provider may recommend a longer break between treatments if your blood cell counts remain too low.
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