Disease Information & Support


The Word:


Generic name Mechlorethamine gel
Pronunciation me-klor-ETH-a-meen gel
Brand name(s), other common name(s) ValchlorTM
Drug type  Alkylating drug
How the drug is given Topical

Mechlorethamine gel is FDA approved for the treatment of Stage 1A and 1B mycosis fungoides-type cutaneous T-cell lymphoma in patients who have received prior skin-directed therapy.

Side effects needing medical attention: Skin inflammation; itchy skin; bacterial skin infection; skin ulceration or blistering; skin hyperpigmentation

For information on how to manage the costs of drug therapy, please see Financial Matters and Prescription Drug Coverage, or to speak with an Information Specialist, call (800) 955-4572.

last updated on Tuesday, March 18, 2014