Alkeran 2 Mg
Alkeran® (melphalan) is a chemotherapy drug approved to treat certain types of cancer. It comes in the following strengths and forms:
- Alkeran 2 mg tablets
- Alkeran 50 mg for injection.
The tablets are approved to treat multiple myeloma and a type of cancer of the ovaries known as epithelial ovarian cancer. The injectable form of the medication is used to treat multiple myeloma in people who cannot take Alkeran by mouth. Alkeran tablets are normally taken every day for 4 to 21 days, followed by a break in treatment. The injection is normally given once every two to four weeks.
Alkeran belongs to a group of drugs called alkylating agents and works by preventing cancer cells from growing and multiplying. Although this drug is not a cure for cancer, it can help relieve cancer symptoms and slow down the progression of the disease.
(To learn more, click Alkeran. This full-length article discusses various topics on this chemotherapy drug, including potential side effects and important safety concerns to be aware of before starting treatment.)