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.
change in ability to see colors, especially blue or yellow
nausea and vomiting
problems with movement, walking, or speech
general feeling of illness
stiff neck or back
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:
Abdominal or stomach pain
bloody or cloudy urine
difficult, burning, or painful urination
difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
feeling sad or empty
frequent urge to urinate
lack of appetite
lack or loss of strength
loss of interest or pleasure
lower back or side pain
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