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Alkeran (Melphalan) Drug Price and Information

Alkeran is a chemotherapy agent, prescribed for multiple myeloma, melanoma, and ovarian carcinoma.  It stops or slows the growth of cancer cells in the body.

Alkeran

  Tablet  
GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Generic : Melphalan
 380.45
2mg
25 Tablets
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    Drug information on Alkeran (Melphalan) from GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd

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    Drug Name : Melphalan

    Melphalan(Alkeran) generic Alkeran is a chemotherapy agent, prescribed for multiple myeloma, melanoma, and ovarian carcinoma. It stops or slows the growth of cancer cells in the body.
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    Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Mar 30, 2018
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    Medical condition(s) for which Alkeran may be prescribed


    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.

    Side effects of Alkeran

    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.

    How to use Alkeran?

    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 Should Alkeran not be taken? (Contraindications)

    Contraindicated in patients with severe bone marrow suppression and hypersensitivity.

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    Warnings and Precautions for Alkeran

    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 Alkeran

    Avoid excess dosage.

    Storage Conditions for Alkeran

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



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