Low white blood cell count.
May occur 4-5 weeks after the dose and persist for 1-2 weeks. White blood cells protect the body by fighting bacteria (germs) that cause infection.
When the number of white blood cells is low, you or your child will be more susceptible to infections and may become very ill from these infections.
To help prevent infection:
Seek medical help immediately if you or your child experience any of the following:
Low platelet counts.
May occur 4 weeks after the dose and persist for 1-2 weeks.
Platelets are important for blood clotting. With low platelets, you or your child may bruise or bleed (e.g. gums or nose) more easily than usual.
Loss of appetite may occur and may last for 2 to 3 days.
Effects may be delayed. Onset can occur as early as 6 months from the start of therapy or as late as 17 years after treatment.
Do not take this medication, if you are allergic to Lomustine or any component of this formulation.
Before starting Lomustine, inform your doctor of any other medications that you or your child is already on. Check with the doctor or pharmacist before taking any other medications including vitamins and herbal medications. Talk to your doctor before getting flu shots or other vaccines.
Report to your doctor if you or your child has yellowing of eyes/skin, mental confusion or swelling of feet or lower legs accompanied with lower back or side pain.