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Generic Name: melphalan

Brand Names: Alkeran I.V., Alkeran

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    Experience of Supervising Clinician
  • For administration only by individuals experienced in the administration of chemotherapeutic agents.

      Hematologic Toxicity
    • Risk of severe bone marrow suppression (e.g., thrombocytopenia, leukopenia), resulting in bleeding and infection. (See Hematologic Effects under Cautions.)

      Mutagenicity and Carcinogenicity
    • Known carcinogen. (See Mutagenicity and Carcinogenicity under Cautions.)
    • Produces chromosomal aberrations in vitro and in vivo; considered potentially mutagenic in humans.(See Mutagenicity and Carcinogenicity under Cautions.)

      Hypersensitivity Reactions
    • Hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis, reported.

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