What is Alphalan 5mg Tablet ?
Alphalan 5mg manufactured by Natco contains “Melphalan” as active ingredient. This medicine comes in tablet form that you take by mouth. Treatment with Alphalan 5mg should be started and supervised by a doctor who has experience with anticancer treatments.
When is Alphalan 5mg Tablet prescribed ?
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.
How Does Alphalan (Melphalan) Tablet Work ?
Melphalan belongs to the group of medicines called alkylating agents.It works by stopping or slowing the growth of cancer cells in your body. This reduces the number of cancer cells or unwanted blood cells
How to use Alphalan Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Alphalan 5 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.where eggs are formed).
some major & minor melphalan side effect including :-
- Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
- Hair loss
- Reduced blood platelets
- Decreased white blood cell count.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
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 melphalan overdose.
Expert advice for Alphalan Tablet
Melphalan to be taken on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. Drink at least two to three quarts of fluid every 24 hours, unless you are instructed otherwise.
You may be at risk of infection so try to avoid contact with people with cold, fever or any other signs of infection.
Avoid exposure to sunlight. Use sunscreen lotion and protective clothing. You may be monitored periodically for complete blood counts (at least one determination prior to each treatment course) during the course of treatment. Melphalan may increase the risk that you will develop other cancers.
Talk with your doctor about the risks of taking alphalan 2mg.
Do not take live vaccines if you are an immunocompromised patient.
storage instructions for Alphalan 5mg
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.
- 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.
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