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Alkeran 2mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Alkeran 2mg Tablet is used to treat cancer of ovaries and a type of cancer of bone marrow called multiple myeloma. It may be also used to treat other conditions, as determined by the doctor.

Alkeran 2mg Tablet should be taken on an empty stomach, but try to take it at the same time every day. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to. It makes skin more sensitive towards sunlight, wear protective clothing or use sunscreen.

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, and anemia (low number of red blood cells). This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells in your blood thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with kidney, liver and heart function during treatment with this medicine. Inform your doctor if you observe signs of infections such as fever, chills, body ache or if you have unusual bruising or bleeding and bleeding gums or blood in your urine or stool.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have bleeding, liver, or kidney problems or are taking any medicines to treat infections. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your doctor know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.

Uses of Alkeran Tablet

Side effects of Alkeran Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Hair loss
  • Low blood platelets
  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased white blood cell count

How to use Alkeran Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Alkeran 2mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Alkeran Tablet works

Alkeran 2mg Tablet is an anti-cancer medication. It works by damaging the genetic material (DNA and RNA) of the cancer cells. This stops their growth and multiplication.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Alkeran 2mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Alkeran 2mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
UNSAFE
Alkeran 2mg Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Alkeran 2mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Alkeran 2mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alkeran 2mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Alkeran 2mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Alkeran Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Alkeran 2mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Alkeran 2mg Tablet
₹14.49/Tablet
Alkacel 2mg Tablet
Celon Laboratories Ltd
₹91.6/Tablet
532% costlier
Alphalan 2mg Tablet
Natco Pharma Ltd
₹108/Tablet
645% costlier
Melphaz 2mg Tablet
Zuvius Life Sciences
₹116/Tablet
700% costlier
Melfalax 2mg Tablet
GLS Pharma Ltd.
₹93.4/Tablet
544% costlier

Quick Tips

  • Alkeran 2mg Tablet should be taken as per dose and duration suggested by the doctor.

Patient Concerns

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Please tell me the interpretation of the attach report, if possible. Also guide for further treatment process.
Dr. Sanjay Singh Rai
Medical Oncology and Hematology
U r having multiple myeloma
Multiple myeloma can be cured or not
Dr. Rohan Khandelwal
Surgical Oncology
Yes, if diagnosed at the right stage
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FAQs

Q. Is Alkeran a vesicant (irritant)?

Alkeran is not a vesicant but an anti-cancer drug

Q. How is Alkeran given?

Alkeran is given by oral or intravenous route; dosing varies by purpose and route of administration as well as patient weight

Q. Does Alkeran cause hair loss/ neuropathy/ liver damage?

Alkeran causes hair loss as one of the side effects. but cause for liver damage and neuropathy is not known

Q. How does Alkeran work/ how does Alkeran kill cancer cells?

Alkeran belongs to class of drugs called alkylating agents. It works by stopping or slowing the growth of cancer cells in your body.

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