Alkeran Oral Tablet 2Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Alkeran: Oral tablet (2mg)

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Alkeran 2mg Tab
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Alkeran 2mg Tab
GlaxoSmithKline Group of Companies
Pill Identification: GX EH3  |  A
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Alkeran 2mg Tab
GlaxoSmithKline Group of Companies
Pill Identification: GX EH3  |  A

What is this Medicine?

MELPHALAN (MEL fa lan) is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat multiple myeloma and ovarian cancer.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Alkeran: Oral tablet(2mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Alkeran 2mg Tablet

NDC: 526090001
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Multiple Myeloma, Ovarian Cancer

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Amyloidosis

Storage Information
Refrigerate (between 36 and 46 degrees F)
Protect from light
Alkeran 2mg Tablet

Reported Side Effects for Alkeran 2mg Tablet

Intestinal Bleeding Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
<64.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Metallic Taste Incidence:
<28.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Mouth Sores Incidence:
<10.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
<49.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Constipation Incidence:
<48.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
<26.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Mouth Ulcers Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
<28.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Kidney Failure Incidence:
>1.6%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Anaphylactoid Reactions Incidence:
2.0-22.4%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Secondary Malignancy Incidence:
2.0-19.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
No Menstrual Periods Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
>50.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Lymphocytes Incidence:
>50.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
>50.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Anemia Incidence:
>50.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

SECOND Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

THIRD Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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