Although melphalan is used to treat cancer, it may rarely increase your risk of developing other cancers. Also, melphalan may cause a severe decrease in your blood cells, which lowers your ability to fight infections and increases the risk of anemia/bleeding problems. You may be more likely to get a serious (rarely fatal) infection or any infection you have may get worse. Tell your doctor right away if you develop unusual growths or lumps, swollen glands, signs of infection (such as a sore throat that doesn't go away, fever, chills), easy or unusual bruising/bleeding, or unusual tiredness.
This medication is used to treat certain types of cancer (such as multiple myeloma, ovarian). Melphalan is also used as a pretreatment for people who are undergoing a stem cell transplant for multiple myeloma. Melphalan belongs to a class of drugs known as alkylating agents. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.
How to use Evomela 50 Mg Intravenous Solution Alkylating Agents
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using melphalan and each time you receive this medication. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medication is given by a health care professional. It is injected slowly into a vein over 15 to 30 minutes.
The dosage and treatment schedule are based on your medical condition, lab tests, and response to treatment.
You should receive this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, mark your calendar to keep track of when to receive the next dose.
It may take several months before you see a benefit from this drug.
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