Carmustine is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.

Carmustine is used to treat brain tumors, Hodgkin’s disease, multiple myeloma, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Carmustine is sometimes given with other cancer medications.

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  • More common
    Blurred vision
    change in ability to see colors, especially blue or yellow
    confusion
    fever
    headache
    nausea and vomiting
    problems with movement, walking, or speech
    seizures
    trouble healing
    Less common
    Drowsiness
    general feeling of illness
    severe headache
    stiff neck or back
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with carmustine may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    More common
    Abdominal or stomach pain
    back pain
    bladder pain
    bloody or cloudy urine
    difficult, burning, or painful urination
    difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
    discouragement
    feeling sad or empty
    frequent urge to urinate
    irritability
    lack of appetite
    lack or loss of strength
    loss of interest or pleasure
    lower back or side pain
    tiredness
    trouble concentrating
    trouble sleeping
    Less common
    Chest pain
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