Mechlorethamine topical Side Effects
For the Consumer
Applies to mechlorethamine topical: topical application gel/jelly
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by mechlorethamine topical. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
Major Side Effects
You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking mechlorethamine topical:More common:
- Blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
- cracked, dry, scaly skin
- pain, swelling, tenderness, or warmth on the skin
Minor Side Effects
Some of the side effects that can occur with mechlorethamine topical may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:Less common:
- Darkening of the skin
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to mechlorethamine topical: topical gel
Very common (10% or more): Dermatitis (56%), pruritus (20%), bacterial skin infection (11%)
Common (1% to 10%): Skin ulceration or blistering (6%), skin hyperpigmentation (5%)[Ref]
Very common (10% or more): Reductions in hemoglobin, neutrophil count, or platelet count (13%)[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Non-melanoma skin cancer (4%)[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Valchlor (mechlorethamine topical)." Ceptaris Therapeutics, Malvern, PA.
Not all side effects for mechlorethamine topical may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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