Valchlor Side Effects
Generic Name: mechlorethamine topical
Note: This document contains side effect information about mechlorethamine topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Valchlor.
For the Consumer
Applies to mechlorethamine topical: topical application gel/jelly
Along with its needed effects, mechlorethamine topical (the active ingredient contained in Valchlor) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while 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
Some side effects of mechlorethamine topical may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:Less common
- Darkening of the skin
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to mechlorethamine topical: topical gel
Very common (10% or more): Reductions in hemoglobin, neutrophil count, or platelet count (13%)[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Valchlor (mechlorethamine topical)." Ceptaris Therapeutics, Malvern, PA.
Some side effects of Valchlor may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
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