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Melphalan Information

Melphalan Benefits & Uses

Melphalan is used to treat the following -

Melphalan 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.

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Ingredients of Melphalan


Melphalan Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Melphalan is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
  3. Anemia Moderate
  4. Hair Loss Unknown
  5. Reduced blood platelets
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
  8. Infection
  9. Abdominal cramp
  10. Dyspepsia
  11. Loss of appetite
  12. Dizziness Mild
  13. Abdominal Pain Mild
  14. Constipation Moderate
  15. Peripheral Edema

Melphalan Related Warnings

Is the use of Melphalan safe for pregnant women?

Those pregnant women want to take Melphalan, before that take doctor advice regarding how to use. If you don't do same then it will cause harmful effects on your health.


Is the use of Melphalan safe during breastfeeding?

Taking Melphalan may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Melphalan should not be taken unless your doctor says it is necessary.


What is the effect of Melphalan on the Kidneys?

Melphalan may have mild side effects on the kidney. Most people will never see any effect on the kidney.


What is the effect of Melphalan on the Liver?

Very few cases of side effects of Melphalan on liver have been reported.


What is the effect of Melphalan on the Heart?

Melphalan is rarely harmful for heart.


Severe Interaction of Melphalan with Other Drugs

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

Melphalan Contraindications

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

  1. Anemia
  2. Neutropenia
  3. Blood Cancer
  4. Kidney Disease
  5. Liver Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Melphalan

Is this Melphalan habit forming or addictive?

No, there is no any evidence that Melphalan is addictive.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

After taking Melphalan you may feel sleepy. So it is not safe to undertake these activities.

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Is it safe?

Yes, but take Melphalan only on doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Melphalan is not used to treat mental disorders.

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Melphalan Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Melphalan

Taking Melphalan with food is safe.


Interaction between Alcohol and Melphalan

No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Melphalan with alcohol will be.

This medicine data has been created by -
Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
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