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Valchlor

Generic Name: mechlorethamine topical (MEK lor ETH a meen TOP ik al)
Brand Names: Valchlor
Valchlor (mechlorethamine) is used to treat mycosis fungoides-type cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Includes Valchlor side effects, interactions and indications.
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Drug Information:
Valchlor (mechlorethamine) gel is used to treat Stage 1A or 1B mycosis fungoides-type cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Valchlor gel is usually used after other skin treatments have been tried without success. Valchlor may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Avoid getting Valchlor in your eyes. Valchlor gel can cause blindness or permanent injury to your eyes. If this medication gets in your eyes, rinse them for at least 15 minutes with a large amount of water, normal saline, or an eye wash solution, and then seek emergency medical attention. Learn more

Valchlor Side Effects

Valchlor Side Effects

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

Dermatologic

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%)

Hematologic

Very common (10% or more): Reductions in hemoglobin, neutrophil count, or platelet count (13%)

Oncologic

Common (1% to 10%): Non-melanoma skin cancer (4%)

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Valchlor