A blood test may be done before each treatment. The dose of your chemotherapy may be changed based on the test results and/or other side effects.
It is usually taken as a single dose ONCE every 6 weeks.
Swallow the capsules in whole with a glass of water on an empty stomach.
No food or drink for 2 hours after administration to reduce incidence of nausea and vomiting. Do not open, crush or chew the capsules. You may be given capsules of different strength to make the right dose. It is important to take Lomustine exactly as directed by your doctor.
Take precautions to avoid cytotoxic exposure. (Please refer to patient information leaflet (PIL) on “Safe Handling of Oral Cytotoxic Medications” for details).
If you or your child miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember and inform your doctor. If it is nearer to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Do not repeat dose if vomiting occurs after dose has been administered, wait until the next scheduled dose. Contact the pharmacist or doctor if you or your child repeatedly miss doses due to vomiting, even with the administration of anti-vomiting medicine.