What Is Alphalan 2mg
alphalan 2mg contain a medicine called melphalan. This belongs to a group of medicines called cytotoxics (also called chemotherapy). Melphalan is used to treat cancer. It works by reducing the number of abnormal cells your body makes. Melphalan is used for:
- Multiple myeloma – a type of cancer that develops from cells in the bone marrow called plasma cells. Plasma cells help to fight infection and disease by producing antibodies
- Advanced cancer of the ovaries
- Advanced breast cancer
- Polycythaemia vera – a disease which increases the number of red cells in your blood. This makes the blood thicken and causes blood clots.This leads to headaches, dizziness and shortness of breath Ask your doctor if you would like more explanation about these diseases
alphalan 2mg tab is used for the treatment of multiple myeloma and ovarian cancer. Alphalan 2mg Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.
Major & minor Side-effects for melphalan
- Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
- Hair loss
- Reduced blood platelets
- Decreased white blood cell count.
- Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Alphalan 2mg Tablet or similar drugs.
- Avoid melphalan generic during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is unknown.
- Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor.
- Do not exceed the dose more than prescribed.
- Be cautious while taking Alphalan 2mg Tablet if you have any kidney or liver impairment.
- Keep the medication out of reach of children.
- You are advised not to take Alphalan 2mg Tablet if it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
- the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.
- Before using melphalan, tell your doctor if you have kidney disease; or decreased bone marrow (from other diseases or medications).
- This medication can affect fertility (your ability to have children), whether you are a man or a woman.
- Do not use this medication if you are pregnant. It could cause harm to the unborn baby.
- It is not known whether melphalan passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not take melphalan without telling your doctor if you are breast feeding a baby.
- Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
- Do not use melphalan hcl after the expiry date, which is stated on the pack after ‘Exp’.
- Store in a refrigerator between 2 and 8°C.
- If your doctor tells you to stop taking the , it is important to return any which are left over to your pharmacist, who will destroy them according to disposal of dangerous substance guidelines. Only keep the if your doctor tells you to.