What is Bendamustine?
Bendamustine (INN, trade names Treakisym, Ribomustin, Levact and Treanda; also known as SDX-105) is a nitrogen mustard used in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia and lymphomas. It belongs to the family of drugs called alkylating agents. It is also being studied for the treatment of sarcoma. It is also being investigated in phase II trials for the non-cancer treatment of AL Amyloidosis.
It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medications needed in a basic health system.