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2. Package Leaflet: Information for the User. Alkeran 2 mg Film-Coated Tablets melphalan. Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine. Package Leaflet: Information for the user. Alkeran 50mg Powder and Solvent for Solution for Infusion melphalan. Read all of this leaflet carefully before you are. CATALOG SHEET · PACKAGE INSERT · SDS SHEET · BAR CODES · WHOLESALER ITEM NUMBERS · STORAGE REQUIREMENTS · RETURN GOODS.
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It is written for patients and gives information about taking or ijsert a medicine. It is possible that the leaflet in your alkerwn pack may differ from this version because it may have been updated since your medicine was packaged. Below is a text only representation of the Patient Information Leaflet.
The original can be viewed in PDF format using the link above. The product code s for this leaflet are: Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine. Melphalan injection contains a medicine called melphalan. This belongs pacage a group of medicines called cytotoxics also called chemotherapy. Melphalan is used to treat cancer.
It works by reducing the number of abnormal cells your body makes. Do not have Melphalan if the above applies to you.
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If you are not sure, talk apckage your doctor or nurse before having Melphalan. If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or nurse before having Melphalan. Please tell your doctor or nurse if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
This includes herbal medicines. If you are going to have a vaccination speak to your doctor or nurse before you have it. This is because some vaccines like polio, measles, mumps and rubella may give you an infection if you have them whilst you are being treated with Melphalan.
Do not have Melphalan if you are planning to have a baby. This applies to both men and women. Melphalan may harm your sperm or eggs. Reliable contraceptive precautions must be taken to avoid pregnancy whilst you or your partner are having this injection. Ask your alketan for advice. Melphalan should alkerah be prescribed for you by a specialist doctor who is experienced in treating blood problems or cancer.
When you are given Melphalan, your doctor will take regular blood tests. This is to check the number of cells in your blood.
Inseet doctor may sometimes change your dose as a result of these tests.
Your doctor will give you Melphalan so it is unlikely that you will receive too much. If you think you have been given too much or have missed a dose, tell your doctor or nurse. If you get any of the following, talk to your specialist doctor or go to hospital straight packagee.
Talk to your doctor if you have any of the following side effects which may also happen with this medicine:.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist. The other ingredients are povidone K12 and hydrochloric acid. Melphalan is dissolved in a diluent before being injected. The diluent contains water, sodium citrate, propylene glycol and ethanol. To listen to or request a copy of this leaflet packae Braille, large print or audio please call, free of charge:.
Melphalan 2 mg Tablets – Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) – (eMC)
Continue typing to refine. Back to top Aspen contact details. Active ingredient melphalan hydrochloride. Last packave on xlkeran What is a Patient Information Leaflet and why is it useful? You may need to read it again. If you have any further questions about your illness or your medicine, ask your doctor or nurse. If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
Melphalan is used for: Multiple pacakge – a type of cancer that develops from cells in the bone marrow called inser cells. Plasma cells help to fight infection and disease by producing antibodies Advanced cancer of the ovaries Childhood neuroblastoma – cancer of the nervous system Malignant melanoma – skin cancer Soft tissue sarcoma – cancer of the muscle, fat, fibrous tissue, blood vessels, or other supporting tissue of the body Ask your doctor if you would like more explanation about these diseases.
You are allergic hypersensitive to melphalan or any of the other ingredients of Melphalan injection See section 6: Further information Do not have Melphalan if the above applies to you. Take special care with Melphalan Before you use Melphalan, tell your doctor or nurse if: Taking other medicines Please tell your doctor or nurse if you insret taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
In alkerran, tell your doctor or nurse if you are taking any of the following: Having vaccines while you are taking Melphalan If you are going to have a vaccination speak to your doctor or nurse before you have it. Pregnancy and breast-feeding Do not have Melphalan if you are planning to have a baby.
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If you are already pregnant, it is important to talk to your doctor before having Melphalan. Do not breast-feed while having Melphalan. Ask your doctor or midwife for advice. Melphalan injection can be given: Your doctor will decide how much Melphalan you will have. The amount of Melphalan depends on: If you have more Melphalan than you need Your doctor will give you Melphalan so it is unlikely that you will receive too much. If you get any of the following, talk to your specialist doctor or go to hospital straight away: Talk to your doctor if you have any of the following side effects which may also happen with this medicine: Very common affects more than 1 in 10 people a drop in the number of blood cells and platelets feeling sick nauseabeing sick vomiting and diarrhoea mouth ulcers – with high doses of Melphalan hair loss – with high doses of Melphalan a tingling or warm feeling where Melphalan was injected problems with your muscles like wasting and aching – when you have Melphalan directly into your arm or leg Common affects less than 1 in 10 people hair loss – with usual doses of Melphalan high levels of a chemical called urea in your blood – in people with kidney problems who are being treated for myeloma a muscle problem which can cause pain, tightness, tingling, burning or numbness – called compartment syndrome.
This can happen when you have Melphalan directly into your arm or leg Rare affects less than 1 in 1, people an illness where you have a low number of red blood cells as they are being destroyed prematurely – this can make you feel very tired, breathless and dizzy and can give you headaches or make your skin or eyes yellow lung problems which may make you cough or wheeze and make it difficult to breathe liver problems which may show up in your blood tests or cause jaundice yellowing of the whites of eyes and skin mouth ulcers – with normal doses of Melphalan skin rashes or itching skin The following side effects also happen with Melphalan: Keep the vial in the outer carton, to protect from light.
Your Melphalan Injection will be prepared for use by a healthcare professional. Once prepared it should be used immediately and must not be stored or refrigerated. Each Melphalan injection contains 50 mg of melphalan. What Melphalan looks like and contents of the pack Each pack contains one Melphalan Injection vial and one Melphalan Injection Diluent vial.
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