Email bookmark
Font : A-A+

Drug information on Alkacel (Melphalan) from Celon Laboratories Ltd.


Celon Laboratories Ltd.
Generic : Melphalan
10 Tablets
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
Medindia currently has information on 3080 generic drugs and 110,056 brands that have their prices listed. New drugs with their prices are listed as and when they get approved by the drug controller. Please do write to us ( if a drug is missing from our comprehensive drug price list.

Medical Condition(s) for which Alkacel may be prescribed

Side effects of Alkacel

   Most common : Bone marrow suppression.

   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and oral ulceration.

   Liver : Abnormal liver function, jaundice and liver inflammation.

   Miscellaneous : Lung scar, lung inflammation, skin hypersensitivity, rash, inflammation of blood vessels, hair loss and anemia.

   Allergic reactions : Hives, swelling, and rarely shock.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

PO- Multiple Myeloma: The usual oral dose is 6 mg (3 tablets) daily. The entire daily dose may be given at one time.
Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: dose of 0.2 mg/kg daily for 5 days as a single course. Melanoma: 0.6-1 mg/kg.

How to use Alkacel?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach. It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

When is Alkacel not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with severe bone marrow suppression and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Alkacel

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of bone marrow depression, infection, low white blood cell count, kidney problems, shingles, chickenpox, under going radiation therapy, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• Avoid contact with people who have infections.

• It may affect platelet counts; to prevent bleeding avoid injury or bruising.

• Monitor complete blood counts regularly while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for Alkacel

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Alkacel

Store it in the refrigerator (2° to 8°C), and keep away from children.

Disclaimer : Change in the rate of medication is possible and the rates shown maybe more or less than the rate displayed due to added GST and pricing changes made by the companies.
Premium Membership Benefits
Buy Medicines (Drug) at Concessional Price from India
Substitutes for Alkacel

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.