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Dosing Information for Carmustine

The dose of carmustine 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.
(Click Carmustine Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Carmustine may react with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Carmustine).

Is It Possible to Overdose on Carmustine?

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 carmustine.
(Click BiCNU Overdose for more information.)

Storage Information

Carmustine 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 of Carmustine?

If you miss your appointment to receive your carmustine dose, contact your healthcare provider as soon as you remember. He or she will tell you what to do.
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