What is Alphalan 5 mg Tablet ?
Alphalan 5 mg manufactured by Natco contains “Melphalan” as active ingredient. This medicine comes in tablet form that you take by mouth. Treatment with Alphalan should be started and supervised by a doctor who has experience with anticancer treatments.
When is Alphalan 5 mg 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 where eggs are formed).
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.
What are the adverse effects of Alphalan 5 mg Tablets ?
Alphalan may cause some side effects. Most side effects from this cancer medicine are common, but a few can be serious. Each person’s reaction to treatment is different. Some people have very few side effects, while others may experience more. The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur in medicines that contain Melphalan :
Common Side Effects of Alphalan Tablets : Diarrhea ; Hair Loss ; Fever or chills ; Skin rash or itching ; Joint pain ; Difficulty swallowing ; Swelling of the feet or lower legs ; Vomiting etc.
Serious Side Effects of Alphalan Tablets : Blood in urine or stools ; Pinpoint red spots on skin ; Fast or irregular heart beat ; Troubled breathing ; Unusual bleeding or bruising ; Redness and/or soreness in arm or leg ; Sores in the mouth and on the lips ; Painful or difficult urination, accompanied by fever or chills etc.
Not all side effects are listed above. However, you should always inform your health care provider if you experience any unusual symptoms with Melphalan 5mg.
What are the storage instructions for Alphalan 5 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Store it in a cool and dry place. Improper storage can affect the effectiveness and shelf life of your medicine.
In order to legally purchase this medicine from DrugsSquare, you’ll require a prescription from your Registered Medical Practitioner.
The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children and away from pets, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.