Moostin 40 mg Capsule


Uses of Moostin Capsule

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

Moostin Capsule side effects

  • 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. Swallow it as a whole. 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

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Moostin 40 mg 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.
No information is available on the use of Moostin 40 mg Capsule during lactation. Please 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.
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.
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.

Alternate Brands

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Moostin 40 mg Capsule
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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

About two and half months ago I passed through brain tumor surgery. During treatment I was on ventilator for 20 days. Doctors said that after one and half month I am able to eat or drink orally. I tried after 2 months to drink soup but still I am not able to swallow food and liquid. Whenever I tried, cough become starts. I also have cough problem since 2 months. I tried all the syrups and medications but cough not stops. I also have hoarseness in my voice and I couldn't open my mouth fully. I think that there is some problem in my throat. Major problem is difficulty in swallowing. Please help me to sort out this problem and tell me what should I do.
Dr. Mehtab Baig
first of all that you consult any physicians but it may be start of coughing deu to your lungs not exasperated your mucus,so its cause coughing. The treatment is chest physio contact your nearest physio centre.
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.
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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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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