Medical Q&As

Leukeran - what is it?

What is the drug leukeran normally prescribed for?

Leukeran is the proprietary name for a drug called chlorambucil. It is available in tablet form and is mainly used in the treatment of several forms of cancer including chronic lymphatic leukaemia, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Hodgkin’s disease. It is an alkylating agent, which means that it slows or stops the growth of cancer cells in the body. Leukeran can also be used in the treatment of non-cancerous disease such as macroglobulinemia, polycythaemia and the nephrotic syndrome.