Alkeran can cause disorders
of the blood which may become serious in some patients. This medication can prevent your body from being able to
fight infections, and it can prevent your body from being able to stop or prevent bleeding in case of an injury.
The higher your dose is, the more likely you are to see some of these side effects. Most doctors will require blood
testing during the first month of using this medication which they will use to help identify any problems before
they become serious. If you notice any issues with bleeding, bruising, fatigue, or symptoms of an infection, please
notify your doctor immediately.
If you are pregnant or plan on getting
pregnant, talk to your doctor before using this medication as it may increase your risk of birth
Alkeran is used in the treatment of various types of cancer including ovarian cancer and multiple myeloma. As an
alkylatying agent, this medication can help slow or stop the growth of active cancer cells. This medication may be
administered orally as a pill or intravenously as an injection depending on your treatment plan and what your
doctor feels is best for you. Alkeran is used in the treatment of these
Occasionally, Alkeran is used to treat the following cancers:
advanced prostate cancer
myelogenous leukemia, one of four main types of leukemia
sarcoma, one of the most common forms of bone cancer in children.
Dosage & How To Use: Alkeran can be taken orally in pill form or injected by a medical
professional. Depending on the type of cancer you have and which treatment plan your doctor feels is best, you’ll
be given the right usage for your needs. Dosage depends on various factors including, age, overall health, type of
cancer, and other treatments being used. It is important that you strictly follow the dosage given to you by your
doctor and that you do not change it without first getting your doctor’s approval.
patient will use this medication consistently while others will use it for a short time then take a break from
usage. These various usage cycles help prevent side effects, so it’s important that you follow your medication
schedule as directed by your doctor.
Contraindication and Precautions:
Some patients may be allergic to inactive ingredients contained within this medication, so make sure that your
doctor and pharmacist know about all of your allergies. Some health conditions or previous treatments may be
contraindicated when used with this medication. To avoid any serious problems, make sure that your doctor and
pharmacist have a complete list of your health history, medicine use, and treatments.
have one of the following medical conditions, let it be known to your doctor before beginning an Alkeran
- glucose-galactose malabsorption
- You have
been treated with radiotherapy or antineoplastic agents during the previous 3 weeks.
There are some prescriptions and over the counter medications which may cause serious side effects when taken with
Alkeran. Your doctor and pharmacist will help you prevent serious complications by monitoring the various
medications you are taking at all times. Make sure that you update your doctor if you add, end, or change the use
of any other medication – and never change or stop taking this medication unless directed by your doctor. For a
complete up to date list of possible drug interactions associated with this medication, consult your doctor or
: Alkeran attack not only cancer cells but healthy cells that multiply quickly, which often leads to adverse
effects. The most common Alkeran side effects include:
- loss of
- loss of
- rash and
- increased risk of
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Mouth blistering,
sometimes inflammation of the mouth.
doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms:
black, tarry stools
urine or blood in
of the skin or eyes
- increased risk of infection
breathing or shortness of breath.
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