General Information on Using CarmustineSome considerations to keep in mind during treatment with carmustine include the following:
- This medication comes in the form of a powder that is mixed with liquid and injected slowly through a needle inserted into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, infusion).
- Carmustine is normally given by a trained healthcare provider in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital or clinic.
- Your healthcare provider may give you other medicines to help prevent or lessen certain carmustine side effects. Make sure to follow your healthcare provider's instructions for taking these other medicines.
- The carmustine infusion is given slowly to prevent pain and burning at the injection site. It will take at least two hours to receive the entire amount.
- Avoid getting this medication on your skin. Contact may cause irritation and temporary darkening of the area. If contact does occur, wash the area with soap and water.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. This medicine works best if used on schedule. However, you may need to miss a dose due to side effects.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage of carmustine, please talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist.