Brand Names

Treanda® (There may be other names for this medication.)

How is Bendamustine Administered?

Your medicine will be given by injection into a vein (IV or intravenous).

Why is Bendamustine Given?

Bendamustine is used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

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.

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