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Brain tumors, multiple myeloma, and certain types of lymphoma may be treated with carmustine. This prescription chemotherapy drug works by preventing cancer cells from growing and multiplying. It is given intravenously by a healthcare provider. Your dosage will depend on your height, weight, and various other factors. Side effects are common and may include nausea, vomiting, and low blood cell counts.
What Is Carmustine?Carmustine (BiCNU®) is a prescription chemotherapy medication. It is approved to treat certain types of cancer, including:
- Brain tumors
- Multiple myeloma (a cancer of the bone marrow)
- Hodgkin's lymphoma
- Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.