Author Details
Written By
MMST, MBBS
Reviewed By
MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
Last updated:
27 Dec 2019 | 01:08 PM (IST)
Want to know more?
Read Our Editorial Policy
Have issue with the content?
Report Problem

Celkeran 5mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Celkeran 5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of some cancers of blood and lymphatic system. It may be also used to treat other kinds of cancer, as determined by the doctor. It is used alone or in combination with other cancer medicines.

Celkeran 5mg Tablet should be taken empty stomach, or 1 hour before and 2 hours after a meal. But, try to have it at the same time every day for most benefits. 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.

The most common side effects of this medicine include anemia (low number of red blood cells), decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets) decreased white blood cell count, infection,  nausea and vomiting. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them.

Inform your doctor if you have a medical history, of bleeding disorders, heart or liver disease, radiation treatment or any infection. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your doctor know all medications you are using. This medicine is known to 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. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.

Uses of Celkeran Tablet

Side effects of Celkeran Tablet

Common
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets)
  • Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
  • Decreased white blood cell count
  • Bone-marrow suppression
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Mouth ulcer

How to use Celkeran 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. Celkeran 5mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Celkeran Tablet works

Celkeran 5mg 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 Celkeran 5mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Celkeran 5mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
UNSAFE
Celkeran 5mg 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 Celkeran 5mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Celkeran 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Celkeran 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Careful monitoring by a doctor is important as kidney disease patients are at an increased risk of bone marrow depression and inflammation and infections of urinary bladder while taking this medicine.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Celkeran 5mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Celkeran Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Celkeran 5mg 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.
Celkeran 5mg Tablet
₹77.48/Tablet
Clokeran 5mg Tablet
Natco Pharma Ltd
₹73/Tablet
save 6%
Chloramax 5 Tablet
GLS Pharma Ltd.
₹79/Tablet
2% costlier
Radix AQ 5mg Tablet
GLS Pharma Ltd.
₹79/Tablet
2% costlier

Quick Tips

  • Celkeran 5mg Tablet should be taken one hour before a meal or two hours after a meal. 

Patient Concerns

arrow
what is the medicine to make the blood lighter in bp patient what is thw use of ramipril 5mg tablet
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
i am here to help you with your symptoms and disease
Please suggest medicine as I suffer from high blood pressure(160/95) and Anxiety disorder I.e.always feel worried.I am non diabetic with no other ailment or disease.
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Tab amlopress 5mg once daily
arrow
Do you have any questions related to Celkeran 5mg Tablet ?

User Feedback


FAQs

Q. How is Celkeran administered?

Celkeran is administered orally in tablet form

Q. Why is Celkeran toxic to cancer cells/ how does Celkeran work?

Celkeran belongs to a class of drugs called nitrogen mustard derivatives which kill the cancer cells by interfering with DNA replication, and also by directly slowing or stopping their growth

Q. Does Celkeran cause hair loss/constipation?

No, hair loss or constipation has not been reported with the use of Celkeran.

Q. What is Celkeran used for?

Celkeran is used to treat some types of blood cancers like Hodgkin's disease (cancer that starts in blood cells that are part of immune system), certain forms of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (disease where the bone marrow produces a large number of abnormal white cells. It is also used to treat Waldenstrom's macroglobulinaemia (rare blood condition involving the release of an abnormal protein, macroglobulin, into the blood)

Q. How is Celkeran excreted?

Celkeran is metabolized in liver to form nontoxic compounds which are excreted in urine

Q. Does Celkeran need to be refrigerated?

Celkeran has to be stored in a refrigerator at 2 °C – 8 °C

Related Products

Disclaimer: 1mg's sole intention is to ensure that its consumers get information that is expert-reviewed, accurate and trustworthy. However, the information contained herein should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of a qualified physician. The information provided here is for informational purposes only. This may not cover all possible side effects, drug interactions or warnings or alerts. Please consult your doctor and discuss all your queries related to any disease or medicine. We intend to support, not replace, the doctor-patient relationship.
References
  1. Chabner BA, Bertino J, Cleary J, et al. Cytotoxic Agents. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. p. 1684.
  2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 243-44.
  3. Chlorambucil. Dublin, Ireland: Aspen; 2006 [revised Mar. 2015]. [Accessed 26 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Chlorambucil. Research Triangle Park, NC: GlaxoSmithKline; [Accessed 26 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  5. Medscape. Chlorambucil. [Accessed 26 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Plot No 264, Patrika Nagar Madhapur, Hitech City Hyderabad, Telangana India - 500081
Best Price
₹1859.6
MRP2324.5  Get 20% OFF
30 tablets in 1 strip
SOLD OUT

INDIA’S LARGEST HEALTHCARE PLATFORM

150M+
Visitors
25M+
Orders Delivered
1000+
Cities
Get the link to download App
Reliable

All products displayed on 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies. All labs listed on the platform are accredited

Secure

1mg uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption and is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant

Affordable

Enjoy 20% off on allopathy medicines, up to 50% off on health products, up to 80% off on lab tests and free doctor consultations

India's only LegitScript and ISO/IEC 27001 certified online healthcare platform
Know More About 1mgdownArrow
Access medical and health information

1mg provides you with medical information which is curated, written and verified by experts, accurate and trustworthy. Our experts create high-quality content about medicines, diseases, lab investigations, Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products, Ayurvedic herbs/ingredients, and alternative remedies.

Order medicines online

Get free medicine home delivery in over 1000 cities across India. You can also order Ayurvedic, Homeopathic and other Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products. Your safety is our top priority. All products displayed on 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies.

Book lab tests

Book any lab tests and preventive health packages from certified labs and get tested from the comfort of your home. Enjoy free home sample collection, view reports online and consult a doctor online for free.

Consult a doctor online

Got a health query? Consult doctors online from the comfort of your home for free. Chat privately with our registered medical specialists to connect directly with verified doctors. Your privacy is guaranteed.