Chlormethine


Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Topical/Cutaneous
Mycosis fungoides
Adult: Apply a thin film once daily to the affected area.
Special Precautions
Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Immune system disorders: Hypersensitivity.
Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: Dermatitis, skin infections, pruritus, skin ulceration, skin blister, hyperpigmentation.
Intracavitary/IV/Parenteral/Topical: D
Patient Counseling Information
Avoid any contact with mucous membranes.
MonitoringParameters
Monitor for hypersensitivity and skin reactions.
Action
Description: Chlormethine is a bifunctional alkylating agent that inhibits rapidly proliferating cells.
Chemical Structure

Chemical Structure Image
Chlormethine

Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Compound Summary for CID 4033, Mechlorethamine. https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Mechlorethamine. Accessed Sept. 24, 2020.

Storage
Unopened tubes: Store between -15 to - 25°C. After defrosting: Store between 2-8°C.
ATC Classification
L01AA05 - chlormethine ; Belongs to the class of alkylating agents, nitrogen mustard analogues. Used in the treatment of cancer.
References
Buckingham R (ed). Chlormethine Hydrochloride. Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference [online]. London. Pharmaceutical Press. https://www.medicinescomplete.com. Accessed 29/06/2020.

Joint Formulary Committee. Chlormethine. British National Formulary [online]. London. BMJ Group and Pharmaceutical Press. https://www.medicinescomplete.com. Accessed 29/06/2020.

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