Lomustine

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Lomustine
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Systematic (IUPAC) name
N-(2-chloroethyl)-N'-cyclohexyl-N-nitrosourea
Clinical data
Trade names CeeNU
AHFS/Drugs.com monograph
MedlinePlus a682207
Pregnancy cat.
  • D
Legal status
  • Rx only
Routes Oral
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability ~100%
Protein binding 50%
Metabolism hepatic
Half-life 16–48 hours
Identifiers
CAS number 13010-47-4 YesY
ATC code L01AD02
PubChem CID 3950
DrugBank DB01206
ChemSpider 3813 YesY
UNII 7BRF0Z81KG YesY
KEGG D00363 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:6520 N
ChEMBL CHEMBL514 YesY
Synonyms 1-(2-chloroethyl)-3-cyclohexyl-1-nitrosourea
Chemical data
Formula C9H16ClN3O2 
Mol. mass 233.695 g/mol
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Lomustine (or CCNU; marketed under the name CeeNU in U.S.) is an alkylating nitrosourea compound used in chemotherapy. It is in the same family as streptozotocin. This is a highly lipid soluble drug, and thus crosses the blood-brain barrier. This property makes it ideal for treating brain tumors, and is its primary use. Lomustine has a long time to nadir (the time when white blood cells reach their lowest number).


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