MELPHALAN



Alkeran


Indication:

Treating symptoms of a certain type of cancer (multiple myeloma). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.


Alkeran (Melphalan ) is an alkylating agent. It works by destroying resting and rapidly dividing tumor cells in certain types of cancer.



Brand name:Alkeran

Active Ingeridents: Melphalan

Company Name: Glaxosmithkline

Package: 25 Tablets

Strength : 2mg

Mechanism of action:


Alkeran (Melphalan) chemically alters through alkylation of the DNA nucleotide guanine, and causes linkages between strands of DNA. This chemical alteration inhibits DNA synthesis and RNA synthesis, functions necessary for cells to survive. These changes cause cytotoxicity in both dividing and non-dividing tumor cells.


Dosage and Administration:


As a tablet by mouth. Tablets come in a 2mg size. Take medication on an empty stomach (1 hour before to 2 hours after meals).


Precaution:



  • Before starting Alkeran (Melphalan) treatment, make sure you tell your doctor about any other medications you are taking (including prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins, herbal remedies, etc.). Do not take aspirin, or products containing aspirin unless your doctor specifically permits this.
  • Do not receive any kind of immunization or vaccination without your doctor's approval while taking Alkeran (Melphalan).
  • Inform your health care professional if you are pregnant or may be pregnant prior to starting this treatment. Pregnancy category D (Alkeran (Melphalan) may be hazardous to the fetus. Women who are pregnant or become pregnant must be advised of the potential hazard to the fetus).

Side effects:


Common side effects include:


  • Nausea and vomiting, and oral ulceration. Bone marrow suppression.

Less common side effects include:


  • Severe allergic reactions, Pulmonary fibrosis (scarring of lung tissue) including fatal outcomes (usually only with prolonged use) , Hair loss, Interstitial pneumonitis, Rash, Itching, Irreversible bone marrow failure due to Alkeran (Melphalan) not being withdrawn early enough, Cardiac arrest.

Store:


Store Alkeran (Melphalan) at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and light.











WARNING:


Alkeran (Melphalan) is a prescription drug and should be used under proper medical guidance and advice. The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.



Alphalan



Indication:

Treating symptoms of a certain type of cancer (multiple myeloma). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.


Alphalan (Melphalan) is an alkylating agent. It works by destroying resting and rapidly dividing tumor cells in certain types of cancer.



Brand name: Alphalan

Active Ingeridents:Melphalan

Company Name: Natco

Package: 25 Tablets

Strength :2mg

Mechanism of action:


Alphalan(Melphalan) chemically alters through alkylation of the DNA nucleotide guanine, and causes linkages between strands of DNA. This chemical alteration inhibits DNA synthesis and RNA synthesis, functions necessary for cells to survive. These changes cause cytotoxicity in both dividing and non-dividing tumor cells.


Dosage and Administration:


As a tablet by mouth. Tablets come in a 2mg size. Take medication on an empty stomach (1 hour before to 2 hours after meals).


Precaution:


  • Before starting Alphalan (Melphalan) treatment, make sure you tell your doctor about any other medications you are taking (including prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins, herbal remedies, etc.). Do not take aspirin, or products containing aspirin unless your doctor specifically permits this.
  • Do not receive any kind of immunization or vaccination without your doctor's approval while taking Alphalan (Melphalan).
  • Inform your health care professional if you are pregnant or may be pregnant prior to starting this treatment. Pregnancy category D (Alphalan(Melphalan) may be hazardous to the fetus. Women who are pregnant or become pregnant must be advised of the potential hazard to the fetus).

Side effects:


Common side effects include:


  • Nausea and vomiting, and oral ulceration. Bone marrow suppression.

Less common side effects include:


  • Severe allergic reactions, Pulmonary fibrosis (scarring of lung tissue) including fatal outcomes (usually only with prolonged use) , Hair loss, Interstitial pneumonitis, Rash, Itching, Irreversible bone marrow failure due to Alphalan (Melphalan) not being withdrawn early enough, Cardiac arrest.

Store:


Store Alkeran (Melphalan) at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and light.










WARNING:


Alphalan (Melphalan) is a prescription drug and should be used under proper medical guidance and advice. The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.



Alphalan



Treating symptoms of a certain type of cancer (multiple myeloma). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.


Alphalan (Melphalan) is an alkylating agent. It works by destroying resting and rapidly dividing tumor cells in certain types of cancer.



Brand name: Alphalan

Active Ingeridents: Melphalan

Company Name: Natco

Package: 25 Tablets

Strength : 5mg

Mechanism of action:


Alphalan(Melphalan) chemically alters through alkylation of the DNA nucleotide guanine, and causes linkages between strands of DNA. This chemical alteration inhibits DNA synthesis and RNA synthesis, functions necessary for cells to survive. These changes cause cytotoxicity in both dividing and non-dividing tumor cells.


Dosage and Administration:


As a tablet by mouth. Tablets come in a 5mg size. Take medication on an empty stomach (1 hour before to 2 hours after meals).


Precaution:


  • Before starting Alphalan (Melphalan) treatment, make sure you tell your doctor about any other medications you are taking (including prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins, herbal remedies, etc.). Do not take aspirin, or products containing aspirin unless your doctor specifically permits this.

  • Do not receive any kind of immunization or vaccination without your doctor's approval while taking Alphalan (Melphalan).
  • Inform your health care professional if you are pregnant or may be pregnant prior to starting this treatment. Pregnancy category D (Alphalan (Melphalan) may be hazardous to the fetus. Women who are pregnant or become pregnant must be advised of the potential hazard to the fetus).

Side effects:


Common side effects include:


  • Nausea and vomiting, and oral ulceration. Bone marrow suppression.

Less common side effects include:


  • Severe allergic reactions, Pulmonary fibrosis (scarring of lung tissue) including fatal outcomes (usually only with prolonged use) , Hair loss, Interstitial pneumonitis, Rash, Itching, Irreversible bone marrow failure due to Alphalan (Melphalan) not being withdrawn early enough, Cardiac arrest.

Store:


Store Alkeran (Melphalan) at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and light.











WARNING:


Alphalan (Melphalan) is a prescription drug and should be used under proper medical guidance and advice. The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.