• Has anyone taken Treanda for CLL? What were your side effects, if any?

    Asked by MelMom on Friday, February 28, 2014

    Has anyone taken Treanda for CLL? What were your side effects, if any?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • nicki0920's Avatar

      I took Treanda in combination with Rituxan for splenic marginal zone lymphoma. I started with Rituxan alone. The side effects from it were terrible for me. I didn't notice any additional side effects when the Treanda was introduced. Everyone is different. Your mileage may vary.

      You can read up on the possible side effects at www.treanda.com but all that did was scare the daylights out of me.

      My oncologist assured me that Treanda was one of the easiest to take of all the chemos out there. The good news is that you won't lose your hair and will have minimal nausea from it.

      about 8 years ago
    • Francie's Avatar

      Hello, My husband has CLL and he took Treanda and he had not side effects at all.

      about 8 years ago
    • still_fighting's Avatar

      Hi Melmom bless your heart...as nici0920 said everyone is different. I also took Treanda with Rituxin...I had 6 of the 8 scheduled treatments. For me personally it was terrible! The side effects were so bad I could hardly move or do anything. I was so very sick. After 5 treatments I had a bone marrow done and I was at 20% cancer cells. I'm not trying to scare you because everyone IS different. But for me I asked my oncologist not to take the remaining 2 treatments because my side-effects were so bad. My oncologist told me that she had an 85 yr. old woman who was taking the treatments and had no side-effects. She put me on it when it first came out so maybe they've refined it by now as it's been 3 years regardless I can't take it again...it's a one shot deal for me. On the up side...it put me into enough of a remission that I could take the Rituxin as a maintainence chemo and have been on it for 2 years and have started my 2nd round of 2 yr treatments. I hope your treatment goes without incident. God bless you and keep fighting!

      about 8 years ago

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