An intentional overdose with this medication is unlikely, as it is usually given by a healthcare provider. Nonetheless, as with any medicine, it is important to seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have been given too much BiCNU.
BiCNU will normally be stored by your healthcare provider. It is stored refrigerated until mixed. Once mixed, the medication can be stored refrigerated for 24 hours, or at room temperature, protected from light, for up to 8 hours.
Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?
If you miss your appointment to receive your BiCNU dose, contact your healthcare provider as soon as you remember. He or she will tell you what to do.
BiCNU is available in one strength and form: BiCNU 100 mg for injection.
Is There a Generic BiCNU?
This medication is not available in generic form (see Generic BiCNU).
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