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melphalan

Side Effects

List melphalan side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with melphalan:

Common side effects of melphalan:

  • AnemiaSevere
  • Decreased Blood PlateletsSevere
  • Decreased Function of Bone MarrowSevere
  • Decreased Neutrophils a Type of White Blood CellSevere
  • Decreased White Blood CellsSevere
  • InfectionSevere

Infrequent side effects of melphalan:

  • Inflammation of Skin caused by an AllergySevere
  • ItchingSevere
  • Life Threatening Allergic ReactionSevere
  • RashSevere
  • Reaction due to an AllergySevere
  • DiarrheaLess Severe
  • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
  • Hair LossLess Severe
  • Throwing UpLess Severe

Rare side effects of melphalan:

  • Abnormal Liver Function TestsSevere
  • Blockage or Closing Off of Blood Vessels in the LiverSevere
  • Dead SkinSevere
  • Escape of Intravenous Medications into Surrounding TissuesSevere
  • HepatitisSevere
  • High Amount of Uric Acid in the BloodSevere
  • HivesSevere
  • Interstitial PneumonitisSevere
  • Lung FibrosisSevere
  • Painful, Red or Swollen MouthSevere
  • Type of Leukemia - Acute Myeloid LeukemiaSevere
  • VasculitisSevere
  • Yellowing of Skin or Eyes from Bile Flow ProblemsSevere
  • Absence of Menstrual PeriodsLess Severe
  • Feeling WarmLess Severe

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