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Melphalan (Alkeran®) is a type of chemotherapy drug prescribed to treat ovarian cancer and multiple myeloma in adults. This medication is given intravenously (by IV) or as tablets that are taken by mouth.
Before starting treatment with this medicine, make sure your healthcare provider knows if you have any allergies, are taking any medications, or are pregnant or breastfeeding. Side effects seen with melphalan may include bleeding, anemia, and infections.
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