Melphalan

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 (MEL-fuh-lan)

This page contains brief information about melphalan and a collection of links to more information about the use of this drug, research results, and ongoing clinical trials.

US Brand Name(s)
Alkeran
FDA Approved
Yes

Use in Cancer

Melphalan is approved for palliative treatment of:

Melphalan is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer.

Melphalan is also available in an injectable form for patients who cannot take melphalan by mouth. For more information, see the Drug Information Summary for Melphalan Hydrochloride.

More About Melphalan

Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary - Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.

MedlinePlus Information on Melphalan - A lay language summary of important information about this drug that may include the following:

  • warnings about this drug,
  • what this drug is used for and how it is used,
  • what you should tell your doctor before using this drug,
  • what you should know about this drug before using it,
  • other drugs that may interact with this drug, and
  • possible side effects.

Drugs are often studied to find out if they can help treat or prevent conditions other than the ones they are approved for. This patient information sheet applies only to approved uses of the drug. However, much of the information may also apply to unapproved uses that are being studied.

Clinical Trials Accepting Patients

Find Clinical Trials for Melphalan - Check for trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients.

  • Posted: March 28, 2016
  • Updated: March 28, 2016