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Composition : Melphalan IP 2mg
Manufacturer : Natco Pharma Limited
Packing : Pack of 25 Tablets
WHAT IS MELPHALAN ?
Melphalan is one of a group of drugs called alkylating agents. It sticks to one of the cancer cell's DNA strands. DNA is the genetic code that is in the nucleus of all animal and plant cells. It controls everything the cell does. The cell cannot then grow and divide into 2 new cells.
Melphalan is used to treat multiple myeloma (a type of blood cancer), advanced breast cancer and cancer of the ovary. Melphalan treats only the symptoms of ovarian cancer or multiple myeloma, but does not treat the cancer itself.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
bone marrow suppression--sudden weakness or ill feeling, fever, chills, pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, red or pink urine, painful mouth sores, cough, trouble breathing, feeling light-headed, rapid heart rate;
inflammation of your blood vessels--numbness or tingling, red skin rash, unusual lumps or masses, fever, weight loss, muscle or joint pain, tired feeling, unusual bleeding; or
liver problems--nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Common side effects may include:
missed menstrual periods;
temporary hair loss.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F).