Lomtin 40mg Capsule

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Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd

Composition for Lomtin 40mg Capsule

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₹143.8/Capsule
5 capsules in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Lomtin Capsule

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Uses of Lomtin Capsule

Lomtin 40mg Capsule is used in the treatment of brain tumor, lung cancer, Hodgkin’s disease and malignant melanoma.
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Side effects of Lomtin Capsule

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Hair loss, Decreased white blood cell count.

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How to use Lomtin Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take Lomtin 40mg Capsule empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).

How Lomtin Capsule works

Lomtin 40mg capsule is an anti-cancer medication. It works by damaging the genetic material (DNA) of the cancer cells and stops their growth and multiplication.

In Depth Information on Lomtin Capsule

Expert advice for Lomtin Capsule

  • Take lomustine as recommended by your doctor preferably on empty stomach.
  • Take precautions as lomustine is known to lower the white blood cells and platelets in blood that will make you more prone to infections or you may bleed easily/excessively.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you observe signs of infections such as fever, chills, body ache or if you have unusual bruising or bleeding.
  • Do not receive any live vaccines [for eg. measles, mumps, MMR (Rubella), rotavirus, typhoid, yellow fever, chickenpox, zoster and influenza vaccine] while on lomustine treatment.
  • Use disposable gloves while handling lomustine capsule to avoid direct contact with medicine.
  • Use appropriate contraceptive measures while on lomustine treatment.
  • Men are advised not to father children during treatment with lomustine and for up to 6 months afterwards, and should seek advice regarding sperm conservation before the start of treatment with lomustine, as there is a chance that lomustine may cause permanent infertility in men.
  • You may need to undergo frequent blood tests and kidney/lung/liver function tests to evaluate drugs effect on your body.
  • Contact your doctor if you observe severe side effects such as chest discomfort, difficulty breathing, rapid heart rate, dry cough, wheezing, reduced/no urination, yellowing of skin and eyes (jaundice), pale skin, inability to concentrate.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Lomtin 40mg Capsule
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lomtin 40mg Capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy.

There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
No information is available on the use of Lomtin 40mg Capsul
e during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
It is not known whether Lomtin 40mg Capsule alters the abili
ty to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Lomtin 40mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lomtin 40mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advised while you are taking this medicine. Use of Lomtin 40mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Lomtin 40mg Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

However, regular monitoring of liver function tests is advised while you are taking this medicine.
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Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Lomustine, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Lomtin 40mg Capsule

Frequently asked questions for Lomustine

Lomtin is effective if taken as per the dose and for the duration prescribed by a doctor. It may be used in combination with other drugs/radiotherapy or surgery to get best results. Follow your doctor's instructions about this treatment carefully
Lomtin treatment includes administration of medicine in several sessions/cycles. Each cycle of Lomtin is usually a single oral dose given every 6-8 weeks. Duration of treatment may depend upon the type of cancer and body's response to the medicine. Total treatment with Lomtin may run over a few months
Lomtin may stay in body from 16 hours to 2 days.

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