Alphalan 2 mg (Melphalan)

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Alphalan 2 mg (Melphalan) is used to treat multiple myeloma (a type of cancer of the bone marrow).

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Alphalan 2mg Tablet has been used when treating patients that have cancer. It might lead to a serious decline in your blood cell counts, which might result in you causing anemia or bleeding complications, and reduce the capability of your immune system to fight some diseases. This increases your likelihood of developing a severe illness, or of imposing an earlier existing one.

Immediately seek advice from your health care provider if you develop any abnormal signs or bumps or persistent sore throat or fever or distress, or any indications of illness, regular and unusual swelling or bleeding, or unexplained weakness or fatigue. This medication can affect fertility in both women and men, and also make it more difficult for them to get a child after therapy. Additionally, taking this medication when pregnant could possibly lead to birth defects of the infant.

What is Alphalan 2 mg Tablet?

Alphalan (Melphalan) is used to treat multiple myeloma (a type of cancer of the bone marrow). It is also indicated to treat a certain type of ovarian cancer (cancer that begins in the female reproductive organs where eggs are formed).

How Does  Alphalan 2 mg Work?

Melphalan belongs to the class of drugs called alkylating agents. This drug acts by inhibiting the synthesis of genetic material of a tumour cell. It also possesses cytotoxic action against both dividing and non-dividing tumour cells.

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.

How to take Alphalan 2 mg?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Alphalan 2mg Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug on an empty stomach.

If you miss a dose of Alphalan 2mg Tablet, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

Drug interaction of Alphalan 2 mg

Drugs that interact with Melphalan include the following:

  • Adalimumab
  • Clozapine
  • Deferiprone
  • Infliximab
  • Nalidixic Acid
  • Thalidomide

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

Side Effects of Alphalan 2 mg

In addition to its intended effect, Alphalan 2mg Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
  • Anemia
  • Hair loss
  • Reduced blood platelets
  • Diarrhoea
  • Decreased white blood cell count.

Warning And Precaution of Alphalan 2 mg tablet

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Melphalan or similar drugs.
  • Be cautious while taking Melphalan if you have any kidney or liver impairment.
  • Avoid Melphalan 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.
  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.

You are advised not to take Melphalan 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.

Alphalan 2 mg Dosage

If you miss a dose of Melphalan, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Storage of Alphalan 2 mg

Patients must properly store the drug to retain its quality and efficacy. Following storage instructions will be helpful in storing the drug in the best of manner.

  • Store Melphalan at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F)
  • Keep Alphalan tablets in the original bottle with the label attached and the child-resistant cap secured.
  • If you’re driving, you may want to have certain medicines at hand, but don’t store them in the glove compartment, where they could be damaged from the heat, cold, or rain outside or from the car’s heater or air conditioner.
  • Consider storing your medications separately from your other family members. This will make it less likely that you take the wrong ones by mistake.
  • Do not use it if the original seal over the container opening is broken or missing.
  • Store it in a cool and dry place. Improper storage can affect the effectiveness and shelf life of your medicine.
Equivalent Brand

Alkeran

Generic Name

Melphalan

Indication

Anti Cancer

Strength

Melphalan (2mg)

Manufacturer

Natco Pharma Ltd

Packaging

25 tablets in 1 bottle

Pharmaceutical Form

Tablets

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