Chemotherapy treatment with CeeNU may help people who have certain brain tumors or Hodgkin's lymphoma. This prescription drug comes as capsules that are taken once every six weeks. Your dosage will be calculated based on your height, weight, and various other factors. Side effects are common with this drug and may include nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite.
What Is CeeNU?CeeNU® (lomustine) is a prescription chemotherapy medication. It belongs to the general class of chemotherapy drugs known as alkylating agents, as well as the subclass of alkylating agents called nitrosoureas.
CeeNU is approved to treat brain tumors in people who have already been treated with surgery and radiation therapy. It is also approved for use in combination with other chemotherapy medicines to treat Hodgkin's lymphoma (also known as Hodgkin's disease) that has become worse or has not adequately responded to other treatment.
CeeNU is also sometimes referred to as CCNU because its chemical name is chloroethyl-cyclohexyl-nitrosourea.