Glistroma 20mg Capsule

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Introduction

Glistroma 20mg Capsule is used in the treatment of a specific type of cancer of the brain. It is used to treat brain tumors if they return or get worse after standard treatment. It may be also used to treat other conditions, as determined by the doctor.

Glistroma 20mg Capsule should be taken empty stomach and at same time each day to make sure it has the best effect. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, constipation, headache and fatigue. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells in your blood thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with kidney, liver and heart function during treatment with this medicine.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if have bleeding, liver, or kidney problems or are taking any medicines to treat infections. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your doctor know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. It may harm your baby. You and your partner should avoid becoming pregnant or fathering a child for several months after your treatment with it has stopped.

Uses of Glistroma Capsule

Benefits of Glistroma Capsule

In Brain tumor

Brain tumor is an abnormal mass or collection of cells that may be cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (benign). Glistroma 20mg Capsule kills or stops the growth of cancer cells and also prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. It is a potent and very toxic medicine and you should discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. You should avoid drinking alcohol while having this treatment and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Side effects of Glistroma Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Glistroma

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Convulsion
  • Coordination disorder
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Hair loss
  • Hemiparesis (weakness on one side of the body)
  • Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Memory loss
  • Rash
  • Viral infection
  • Weakness

How to use Glistroma Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Glistroma 20mg Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.

How Glistroma Capsule works

Glistroma 20mg Capsule is an anti-cancer medication. It enters the brain tissues and works by damaging the genetic material (DNA and RNA) of the cancer cells. This stops their growth and multiplication.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Glistroma 20mg Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Glistroma 20mg Capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
UNSAFE
Glistroma 20mg Capsule is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Glistroma 20mg Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Glistroma 20mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Glistroma 20mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Cautious use is advised in patients with severe kidney disease while they are taking Glistroma 20mg Capsule.
Liver
CAUTION
Glistroma 20mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Glistroma 20mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Glistroma 20mg Capsule in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you forget to take Glistroma Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Glistroma 20mg Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Glistroma 20mg Capsule should be taken on an empty stomach.
  • Do not skip any dose and complete the course as suggested by your doctor.
  • Use an effective method of birth control to avoid pregnancy while taking this medication.
  • It increases your risk of bleeding. Be careful while shaving, cutting fingernails or toenails, or using sharp objects.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor your blood cell count and liver function.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience severe skin rash, fever, chills, headache and shortness of breath during the treatment.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Dacarbazine Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI NEOPLASTICS
Action Class
Alkylating agent

Patient concerns

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any treatment of brain tumor w
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
Dear sir in this case homeopathy can be given as add-on with conventional medicine. By doing so we can improve the longevity of patient, quality of life and decrease disease progression.
He is suffering of brain tumor gbm4 glioblastoma
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
Hi Kindly consult to Ayurvedic doctor at your local city area , face to face consult is needed.
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Manufacturer/Marketer address

Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
MRP
2534.87
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