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Alphalan 5mg Tablet is used to treat patients who have cancer. It has been known to increase the risk of developing other cancers. It may cause a severe decrease in your blood cell counts, which could lead to you developing anemia or bleeding problems, and lower the ability of your immune system to combat any infections. This increases your chances of developing a serious infection, or of worsening a previously existing one. Immediately consult your doctor if you develop any unusual growths or lumps, persistent sore throat or fever or chills, any signs of infection, frequent and unusual bleeding and/or bruising, or unexplained fatigue or weakness. This medicine could affect fertility in both men and women, and make it harder for them to have a child after treatment. Also, taking this medicine during pregnancy could possibly result in birth defects of the baby.
This medicine is to be taken by mouth, administered once in a day. Unless told otherwise by your doctor, drink plenty of fluids to prevent any side effects. The dosage prescribed by your doctor is on the basis of your medical condition and your response to treatment. Make sure that you do not overdose on this medicine.
Uses of Alphalan Tablet
Alphalan 5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of multiple myeloma.
Alphalan Tablet side effects
Side Effects of Alphalan are Nausea, Vomiting, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Hair loss, Low blood platelets, Diarrhoea, Decreased white blood cell count.
How to use Alphalan Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Alphalan 5 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.
How Alphalan Tablet works
Alphalan 5 mg Tablet is an anti-cancer medication. It works by damaging the genetic material (DNA and RNA) of the cancer cells. This stops their growth and multiplication.