VALCHLOR® (mechlorethamine) gel is a prescription medicine used on the skin to treat people with Stage IA and IB mycosis fungoides-type cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (MF-CTCL) who have received previous skin treatment. It is not known if VALCHLOR is safe and effective in children.

How to use VALCHLOR

VALCHLOR is for topical use only. Please follow the important instructions for application, handling, and disposal procedures.

  • Open tube

    1. Open tube

    Apply VALCHLOR right away or within 30 minutes of taking it out of the refrigerator.
  • Squeeze a small amount on your fingertip

    2. Squeeze a small amount on your fingertip

    Caregivers must wear disposable nitrile gloves when applying VALCHLOR.
  • Gently spread a thin layer of VALCHLOR on dry skin

    3. Gently spread a thin layer of VALCHLOR on dry skin

    Apply a thin layer of VALCHLOR to completely dry skin at least 4 hours before or 30 minutes after showering or washing.
  • Allow the gel to dry before getting dressed

    4. Allow the gel to dry before getting dressed

    Let the treated areas dry for 5 to 10 minutes after applying VALCHLOR before covering with clothing.
  • Throw away tubes that are empty or 90 days old in the trash

    5. Throw away tubes that are empty or 90 days old in the trash

    VALCHLOR expired product or used tubes and disposable nitrile gloves should be safely thrown away in household trash in a manner that prevents accidental application or ingestion by others, including children and pets.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after touching or applying VALCHLOR

    6. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after touching or applying VALCHLOR

    If there is accidental skin exposure to VALCHLOR, caregivers must immediately wash exposed areas thoroughly with soap and water for at least 15 minutes and remove contaminated clothing. With clean hands, place VALCHLOR back in the box it came in and return it to the refrigerator right after each use.

Important things to remember when using VALCHLOR:

  • Moisturizers may be used on affected areas of your skin 2 hours before or 2 hours after using VALCHLOR
  • Air-tight or water-tight bandages should not be used on areas of the skin that are treated with VALCHLOR
  • VALCHLOR is flammable; avoid fire, flame, and smoking until VALCHLOR has dried