Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Alkeran IV


Melphalan is used to treat multiple myeloma, which is a cancer in the bone marrow .

Melphalan belongs to the group of medicines called alkylating agents. It works by interfering with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed. Since the growth of normal body cells may also be affected by melphalan, other effects will also occur. Some of these may be serious and must be reported to your doctor. Other effects may not be serious, but may cause concern. Some effects may not occur for months or years after the medicine is used .

Before you begin treatment with melphalan, you and your doctor should talk about the good this medicine will do as well as the risks of using it .

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription .

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Powder for Solution