What is Melphalan?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Alkeran


See also: Melphalan-prednisone-bortezomib (VMP or MPB) Melphalan-prednisone-lenalidomide (MPL) Melphalan-prednisone (MP) Melphalan-prednisone-thalidomide (MPT)

Melphalan, available as brand name Alkeran®, is an antineoplastic agent used for multiple myeloma and ovarian carcinoma; neuroblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, breast cancer; part of induction regimen for marrow and stem cell transplantation.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bone marrow transplant 2 1
Amlyoidosis 1 1
Multiple myeloma 1 0
Support immune health 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 2
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Melphalan

Side effect Patients Percentage
Fatigue 1
Gastritis 1
Hair loss 1
Neuropathy in hands 1

Why patients stopped taking Melphalan

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 4
Other 1
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Stopped taking Melphalan

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 7
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Melphalan.