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Inserh is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine. It is possible that the leaflet in your medicine 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 is: Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.
What Melphalan is and what it is used for 2. Before you take Melphalan 3. How to take Melphalan 4. Possible side effects 5. How to store Melphalan 6. Melphalan tablets contain a medicine called melphalan. This belongs to a group of medicines called cytotoxics also called chemotherapy. Melphalan is used to treat cancer. It works by reducing the number of abnormal insdrt your unsert makes.
Do not take if the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Melphalan. If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Melphalan. Please tell your doctor or pharmacist 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. Inseet is because some vaccines like polio, measles, mumps alkera rubella may give you an infection if you have them whilst you are taking Melphalan. Do not take 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 is taking these tablets. Alkkeran your doctor for advice. Melphalan should only be given to you by a specialist doctor who is experienced in treating blood problems or cancer.
Always take Melphalan exactly as your doctor has told you.
Melphalan 2 mg Tablets
It is important to take your medicine at the right times. The label on your pack will tell you how many tablets to take and how often to take them. If the label doesn’t say or if you are not sure, ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
If you take more Melphalan than you should, tell your doctor immediately or go to a hospital straight away. Take the medicine pack with you. 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:. 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 active ingredient is melphalan. Each Melphalan tablet contains 2 mg of melphalan. The inserh ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose, crospovidone, colloidal anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, inssrt dioxide and macrogol.
Enter medicine name psckage company Alketan typing to retrieve search suggestions. Continue typing to refine. Melphalan 2 mg Tablets. Back to top Aspen contact details. Last updated on eMC: What is a Patient Information Leaflet and why is it useful?
Melphalan 2 mg Tablets Package Leaflet: Information for the User Melphalan 2mg tablets melphalan Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start inxert this medicine.
Melphalan 2 mg Tablets – Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) – (eMC)
You may need to read it again. If you have any further questions about your illness or your medicine, ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist. This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others. It may alkfran them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
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 myeloma — a type of cancer that develops from cells in the bone marrow called plasma cells. Plasma cells help to fight infection and disease by producing antibodies Advanced cancer of the ovaries Advanced inswrt cancer Polycythaemia vera — a disease which increases the number of red cells in your blood.
This alkrean the blood thicken and causes blood clots. This leads to headaches, dizziness and insret of breath Ask your doctor if you would like more explanation about these diseases. You are allergic hypersensitive to melphalan or any of the other ingredients inserh Melphalan tablets See section 6: Further information Do not take if the above applies to you.
Take special care with Melphalan Before you take Melphalan, tell your doctor or pharmacist if: Taking other medicines Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
In particular, you must tell your doctor 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 take Melphalan if you are planning to have a baby.
If you are already pregnant, it is important to talk to your doctor before taking Melphalan. Do not breast-feed while taking Melphalan. Ask your doctor or midwife for advice. Swallow your tablets whole with a glass of water. Do not break, crush or chew the tablets.
The dose of Melphalan depends alkrean your blood problem or insett see section 1. Your doctor may also change your dose during your treatment, depending on your needs.
The dose can sometimes be changed if you are elderly or inaert a kidney problem. When you take Melphalan, your doctor will take regular blood tests. This is to check the number of cells in your blood. Your doctor may sometimes change your dose as a result.
Multiple myeloma The usual dose is 0. This is repeated every 6 weeks.
Advanced ovarian adenocarcinoma The usual dose is 0. This is repeated every 4 to 8 weeks. Advanced breast carcinoma The usual dose is 0. Polycythaemia vera Initially 6 to 10 mg each day for 5 to 7 days. The dose will then be reduced to 2 to 4 mg each day. If you take more Melphalan than you should If you take more Melphalan than you should, tell your doctor immediately or go to a hospital straight away. If you forget to take Melphalan Tell your doctor. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
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: If your doctor tells you to stop taking the tablets, it is important to return any which are left over to your pharmacist, who will destroy them according to disposal of dangerous substance guidelines.
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