MEGVAL 50MG INJECTION

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Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for MEGVAL 50MG INJECTION

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Primarily used for

Multiple Myeloma
Potentiallyunsafewith
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Pregnancy
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Lactation
1785.71
₹1785.71/injection
1 injection in 1 vial
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Substitutes for MEGVAL

No substitutes found for this medicine

Medicine Overview of MEGVAL INJECTION

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Uses of MEGVAL INJECTION

Megval 50mg injection is used in the treatment of multiple myeloma.
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Side effects of MEGVAL INJECTION

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Anemia, Hair loss, Reduced blood platelets, Diarrhoea, Decreased white blood cell count.

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How to use MEGVAL INJECTION

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How MEGVAL INJECTION works

Megval 50mg injection works by damaging the genetic material (DNA) of the cancer cells and stops their growth and multiplication.

In Depth Information on MEGVAL INJECTION

Expert advice for MEGVAL INJECTION

  • Melphalan to be taken on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. Drink at least two to three quarts of fluid every 24 hours, unless you are instructed otherwise. 
  • You may be at risk of infection so try to avoid contact with people with cold, fever or any other signs of infection. 
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight. Use sunscreen lotion and protective clothing. 
  • You may be monitored periodically for complete blood counts (at least one determination prior to each treatment course) during the course of treatment.
  • Melphalan may increase the risk that you will develop other cancers. Talk with your doctor about the risks of taking melphalan.
  • Do not take live vaccines if you are an immunocompromised patient.
  • Use of melphalan is not recommended in children.
  • Use with melphalan extreme caution if your bone marrow reserve have been compromised by prior irradiation or chemotherapy, or if your marrow function is recovering from previous cytotoxic therapy.
  • Use appropriate contraceptive methods to avoid pregnancy during melphalan treatment.
Warnings
Special precautions for MEGVAL 50MG INJECTION
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Megval 50mg injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.

There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Megval 50mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Caution should be used in patients with renal impairment.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Melphalan, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for MEGVAL 50MG INJECTION

Frequently asked questions for Melphalan

Q. Is melphalan a vesicant (irritant)?
Melphalan is not a vesicant but an anti-cancer drug
Q. How is melphalan given?
Melphalan is given by oral or intravenous route; dosing varies by purpose and route of administration as well as patient weight
Q. Does melphalan cause hair loss/ neuropathy/ liver damage?
Melphalan causes hair loss as one of the side effects. but cause for liver damage and neuropathy is not known
Q. How does melphalan work/ how does melphalan kill cancer cells?
Melphalan 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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