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When and How to Take This Medicine

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with chlorambucil include the following:
  • Chlorambucil comes in the form of a tablet. It is normally taken by mouth once a day.
  • Try to take this medicine on an empty stomach, about one hour before or two hours after eating. Take it with food if it upsets your stomach.
  • Try to take your dose at the same time each day to keep an even level of the medicine in your bloodstream.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.

Dosing Information for Chlorambucil

The dose of chlorambucil your healthcare provider recommends will vary, based on a number of factors, including:
  • Your weight
  • The reason you are taking it
  • How you respond to the medication
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Chlorambucil Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Chlorambucil may react with a few other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Chlorambucil).

What If I Overdose on This Medication?

An overdose with chlorambucil can cause serious side effects, including bone marrow suppression and seizures. Seek immediate medical attention if you believe you may have taken too much of this drug.
(Click Leukeran Overdose for more information.)
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