VALCHLOR® (mechlorethamine) gel is a prescription medicine used on the skin (topical) 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 and handling 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. Do not use air- or water-tight bandages on areas treated with VALCHLOR.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after touching or applying VALCHLOR

    5. 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.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after touching or applying VALCHLOR

    6. 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:

  • Use VALCHLOR gel exactly as your doctor tells you
  • Tell your doctor right away if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, are breastfeeding, or plan to breastfeed. Men and women who are able to have children should use a barrier method of birth control (condom or spermicide) during treatment with VALCHLOR
  • Tell your doctor if you get any new lesions
  • Keep VALCHLOR away from eyes, mouth, and nose. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly for at least 15 minutes with a large amount of water or eye wash solution
  • VALCHLOR is flammable; avoid fire, flame, and smoking until VALCHLOR has dried