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Celkeran 2 mg (Chlorambucil)

Active Ingredient

Chlorambucil

Indication

Blood cancer

Manufacturer

Celon Laboratories Ltd

Packaging

30 tablets in 1 bottle

Strength

Chlorambucil (2mg)

Delivery Time

6 To 15 Days

Celkeran 2 mg (Chlorambucil)

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30 Tablet $40.00
60 Tablet $78.00
90 Tablet $115.00
120 Tablet $148.00
180 Tablet $200.00

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Description

What is Celkeran 2 mg?

Celkeran 2mg tablet contains the active ingredient chlorambucil. It is an anti-cancer medicine that belongs to the class of medications called alkylating agents. It is used to treat Hodgkin’s disease and non-hodgkin’s lymphoma (cancers formed from cells of the lymphatic system).

Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to Celkeran 2mg tablet or any of the ingredients. Inform the physician about your recent vaccination history, liver problems, kidney problems, and seizures. Notify the doctor if you have had radiotherapy or chemotherapy before or recently.

It is possible that the use of this medicine, particularly in the long term, may increase the risk of developing secondary blood cancer.  

Celkeran 2 mg Tablet may cause certain side effects, including nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, the development of white patches or sores in or around the mouth, bone marrow suppression, low blood cell levels and missed menstrual periods in women.

While these side effects are usually temporary and your body will probably adjust to them on its own, if they continue or get worse you should see your doctor.

Rarely, some people may experience serious or life-threatening side effects, including difficulty breathing, swelling of the face or throat, hives, appearance of unusual lumps or masses, severe diarrhoea or vomiting, new or worsening cough, or signs of bone marrow suppression such as dizziness, fatigue, shortness of breath, pale lips or fingernails, or fast heartbeat.

You should seek immediate emergency medical attention by calling your doctor if you experience any of these serious side effects.

How to Take Celkeran 2mg Tablet

It is an orally available prescription drug. Your doctor will decide the dose and duration of Celkeran 2mg tablet based on the disease condition and other factors. Always take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.

Take the tablet daily on an empty stomach at least one hour before meals or three hours after meals. Do not break, chew, crush, or break the tablet. Swallow the whole tablet with water. 

How to Use Celkeran 2 mg Tablet?

You can take Celkeran 2 mg Tablet on an empty stomach, or 1 hour before and 2 hours after meals. To get the most benefit from this medicine, try to take it at the same time every day. The dose will depend on your condition and may change from time to time.

Take it exactly as your doctor advises. If taken incorrectly or in excessive amounts, you may experience very serious adverse reactions. You should not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor says you should.

How Celkeran 2 mg Tablet Works?

Celkeran 2 mg Tablet is a cancer drug. It acts by damaging the genetic make-up (DNA and RNA) of cancer cells. This stops them from growing and multiplying in the body.

Benefits of Celkeran 2 mg Tablet

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia: Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, also called blood cancer, is a cancer of blood-forming tissues that reduces the body’s ability to fight infection. It kills or stops the growth of cancer cells and also prevents cancer cells from multiplying.

You should discuss the risks and benefits of this medicine with your doctor as it is a powerful and very toxic drug. Avoid alcohol during the treatment and drink plenty of water to keep hydrated.

Side Effects of Celkeran 2mg Tablet

Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them. 

Common 

  • Anemia
  • Decreased platelet count
  • Decreased white blood cells 

Serious  

  • Severe skin reactions
  • Liver toxicity
  • Hypersensitivity reaction
  • Seizure
  • Hallucinations
  • Infertility
  • Lung problems

Interaction of Celkeran 2mg Tablet with other drugs

Inform your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, vaccinations, nutritional and vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications interact with Celkeran 2mg tablet and reduce its effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects. 

Therapeutic Effects of Celkeran 2mg Tablet

Celkeran 2mg tablet is an aromatic nitrogen mustard derivative and alkylating agent that interferes with DNA replication. It also induces cellular apoptosis by accumulating protein cytosolic p53 and activating BAX, a cell death promoter. It works by reducing the number of abnormal cells your body makes. 

FAQs

Q 1. What happens if Celkeran 2mg tablet is not refrigerated?

The stability and effectiveness of the tablets will reduce if it is not refrigerated properly. Store the tablet at 2°C and 8°C.

Q 2. Can Celkeran 2mg tablet be given on an empty stomach?

Take this medication on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after food. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double dose.

Q 3. Can Celkeran 2mg tablet cause bleeding?

Yes, Celkeran 2mg tablet can make you bleed or bruise. Take necessary precautions to prevent injury.

Q 4. Can Celkeran 2mg tablet cause anemia?

Since the precursors of these cells are rapidly dividing, they are targeted by Celkeran 2mg tablet. When the bone marrow is suppressed, one can develop anemia (decreased red blood cells).

Q 5. What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking Celkeran 2mg tablet?

Inform your physician about all your past medical and medication history, including over-the-counter medicines, and nutritional or vitamin supplements that you are taking.

Q 6. How long do I have to take Celkeran 2mg tablet?

The duration of your treatment depends on your disease condition and severity. Your doctor will decide your dose, and duration of your treatment.

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