What is Treanda?

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.

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I was treated for CLL with Retuxin only about 4 years ago and got excellent results. Now doctor is suggesting TREANDA/RETUXIN for my condition. I...

doctor1 MD

First of all, if your counts are normal and CLL is under remission, you need not take anything but only wait and watch. But if the counts are...

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I am a female age 58. I am receiving treatment for CLL and lymphoma . My last wbc was great 4700. I am having a follow up scan next week to check...

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Dear friend, welcome and thanks for entrusting your query here at HCM!

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I am starting Treanda on Thursday. I have CLL and have received Rituxan over the past few years. Now my doctor thinks I need something more...

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Hi, thank you for posting.

Treanda is a citostatice medicine, produced in Germany in '90.
Treanda combined with Rituxan will prevent cancer.

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