Melphalan
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Melphalan?

(MEL fa lan)

• This medicine is used to treat multiple myeloma.

• This medicine is used to treat cancer of the ovary.

• This medicine is used as therapy in preparation for bone marrow transplantation.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• Talk with healthcare provider before using other: aspirin, aspirin-containing products, blood thinners, garlic, ginseng, ginkgo, ibuprofen or like products, pain medicines, or vitamin E.

• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.

• If you are a male and sexually active, protect your partner from pregnancy. Use birth control that you can trust.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Risk of infection. Avoid people with infections, colds, or flu.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care,...

 
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