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Moostin 40 mg Capsule


Overview

Introduction of Moostin Capsule

Moostin 40 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of different kinds of cancers. It may be also used to treat other conditions, as determined by the doctor. It should be be taken empty stomach and at same time each day to make sure it has the best effect.

Moostin 40 mg Capsule prevents cancer cells from growing, as a result of which they eventually die. This stops the spread of cancer cells in the body. It also works by decreasing your immune system's response to various diseases. Since the growth of normal body cells may also be affected with this medicine, other effects may also occur. Moostin 40 mg Capsule often causes nausea and vomiting. However, it is important that you continue to receive the medicine, even if you begin to feel ill. Do not stop taking this medicine without first checking with your doctor. It is advised that you drink extra fluids so that you pass more urine. This will help prevent bladder and kidney problems and keep your kidneys working well.

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. Inform your doctor if you observe signs of infections such as fever, chills, body ache or if you have unusual bruising or bleeding. It is important to use effective contraception to avoid getting pregnant or fathering a child during treatment. The duration of the treatment with this medicine is decided by your doctor depending upon your disease.

Moostin Capsule side effects

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

How to use Moostin Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Moostin 40 mg Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.

How Moostin Capsule works

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

Moostin Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Moostin 40 mg Capsule
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Moostin 40 mg 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Moostin 40 mg Capsule during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Moostin 40 mg Capsule alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Moostin 40 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Moostin 40 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is advised while you are taking this medicine. Use of Moostin 40 mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Moostin 40 mg 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.

What if you miss a dose of Moostin Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Moostin 40 mg 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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Expert Advice

  • 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Moostin

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Good evening, my father is suffering from lung cancer naming malignant mesothelioma. The same type of cancer my grandmother have. They both died due to this cancer disease. I want to know that is this a heridatory type of cancer? Is there is any probability in future that I will suffer from this type of cancer. Actually is their any preventive type of measures that I can follow that will help me prevent in future from suffering from cancer. Is their any tests available to keep regular updates about the trace of the cancer,
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Cancer Specialist
Restrain from any addiction, have regular exercise, eat healthy food.It's not hereditary, please don't get afraid.
Treatment on Brian cancer for old ageWhich is best doctor for brain tumor treatment
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Consult with all the reports in any Ayurvedic medical college
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FAQs

Q. Is Moostin effective?

Moostin 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

Q. How fast does Moostin work?

Moostin treatment includes administration of medicine in several sessions/cycles. Each cycle of Moostin 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 Moostin may run over a few months

Q. How long does Moostin stay in the body?

Moostin may stay in body from 16 hours to 2 days.

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