Treanda® (There may be other brand names for this medication.)
How is Bendamustine Administered?
Your medicine will be given by injection into a vein.
What is it Used For?
Bendamustine is used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
How Does it Work?
Cancer is a group of diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control. Both normal and cancer cells go through cycles that include a resting phase, active growing phases, and division. Your chemotherapy schedule is based upon the type of cancer you have, the rate at which they divide, and the times when each drug is the most likely to be effective. This is why chemotherapy is typically given in cycles.
Bendamustine is in a class of drugs known as alkalyting agents. Alkylating agents are most active in the resting phase of the cell. Bendamustine is a nitrogen mustard derivative.