What is Valchlor gel?

What is Valchlor gel?

Valchlor (mechlorethamine) Gel is a topical (for the skin) alkylating drug used to treat Stage IA and IB mycosis fungoides-type cutaneous T-cell lymphoma in patients who have received prior skin-directed therapy.

What is Valchlor used for?

VALCHLOR is a prescription medicine used on the skin to treat people with Stage 1A and 1B mycosis fungoides-type cutaneous T-cell lymphoma who have received previous skin treatment. It is not known if VALCHLOR is safe and effective in children.

Is Valchlor chemotherapy?

Mechlorethamine was originally developed as an intravenous cancer chemotherapy (Mustargen®), but is very safe and effective when used topically (externally), as with Valchlor®, for early stage (Stage IA, IB, and IIA) CTCL.

How long can you use Valchlor?

VALCHLOR gel is a CLEAR medicine for Stage IA/IB MF-CTCL It received FDA approval after validated testing to prove that it was an effective treatment for up to 12 months.

How common is cutaneous T-cell lymphoma?

CTCL is a rare form of T-cell lymphoma. There are about 3,000 new cases of CTCL in the U.S. each year, and about 16,000 – 20,000 Americans have mycosis fungoides.

What is mechlorethamine used for?

Mechlorethamine gel is used to treat early stage mycosis fungoides-type cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL; a cancer of the immune system that begins with skin rashes) in people who have received previous skin treatment. Mechlorethamine gel is in a class of medications called alkylating agents.

Is there a cure for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma?

T-cell lymphoma is not curable but it is treatable. Yale Medicine’s Department of Dermatology offers expert, multidisciplinary care and advanced treatments, including phototherapy for this unusual type of lymphoma.

What is the ICD 10 code for mycosis fungoides?

ICD-10 Code for Mycosis fungoides, unspecified site- C84. 00- Codify by AAPC.

What is the difference between psoriasis and mycosis fungoides?

Mycosis fungoides is easily confused with psoriasis in the early stages. Unlike psoriasis, mycosis fungoides is often accompanied by persistently swollen lymph nodes. Pancreas and liver enlargement are also common. A skin biopsy can help differentiate the diseases.

What class of drug is mechlorethamine?

Mechlorethamine is in a class of medications called alkylating agents. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells in your body.

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