Chlorambucil is a chemotherapy drug that is used to combat cancers of the lymph system such as lymphoma and Hodgkin’s disease. This drug stops cancer cells from growing and multiplying in order to eventually eradicate them from the patient’s system.
Patients who take this drug may experience infertility; patients who are pregnant should not take this drug because it may have a detrimental effect on developing fetuses.
Many patients on this drug experience flu-like symptoms such as fevers, chills and nausea. The drug sometimes attacks healthy cells as well as cancer cells, so patients may feel fatigued or generally unwell. Many Chlorambucil patients bleed more easily than patients who don’t take this drug and some may have difficulty breathing.