Alkeran Tablet

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Alkeran Information

Alkeran is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Multiple Myeloma. Alkeran also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The right dosage of Alkeran depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Alkeran side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Such side effects of Alkeran normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

In addition, Alkeran's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. It is important to know if Alkeran has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Alkeran related warnings section.

The section on Alkeran contraindications lists all such conditions.

Besides this, Alkeran may also have severe interaction with some medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

You should also be aware that Alkeran is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.



Alkeran Benefits & Uses

Alkeran is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Alkeran Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Multiple Myeloma
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Adult(Female)
  • Disease: Ovarian Cancer
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 200 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 5 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Multiple Myeloma
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Alkeran Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Alkeran safe for pregnant women?


    Alkeran has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Alkeran without medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Alkeran safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Alkeran. It should only be taken after medical advice.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Alkeran on the Kidneys?


    Alkeran rarely affects the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Alkeran on the Liver?


    Side effects of Alkeran rarely affect the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Alkeran on the Heart?


    Alkeran is rarely harmful for the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Alkeran with Other Drugs

Alkeran should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Alkeran Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Alkeran unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Alkeran

  • Is this Alkeran habit forming or addictive?


    Alkeran does not cause addiction.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Alkeran. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Alkeran only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    There is no benefit of taking Alkeran for mental disorders.

    No

Alkeran Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Alkeran


    You can take Alkeran with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Alkeran


    Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Alkeran with alcohol.

    Unknown


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Evomela (melphalan)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 861

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 810-812

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