Melphalan

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
 
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
  • Low levels of white blood cells
  • Anemia
  • Low levels of platelets
  • Had radiation treatment or previous chemotherapy
  • Plans to receive a vaccination
  • Lung disease
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Melphalan to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)
 

How Does It Work?

Melphalan is part of a group of medications called alkylating agents. In general, alkylating agents work by causing strands of DNA to bond to each other and become linked (this is known as "cross-linking"). The linked strands cannot uncoil and separate, which is necessary for the DNA to replicate. Because DNA replication is essential for cells to grow and multiply, alkylating agents like melphalan prevent cell growth and multiplication, and may cause cell death.
 
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Melphalan Drug Information

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