Oncothal 100mg Capsule

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Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Oncothal 100mg Capsule

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Primarily used for

Multiple myeloma, Lepra reaction
Potentiallyunsafewith
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Alcohol
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Pregnancy
518.75
₹51.88/Capsule
10 capsules in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Oncothal Capsule

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Uses of Oncothal Capsule

Oncothal 100mg Capsule is used in the treatment of multiple myeloma and lepra reaction.
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Side effects of Oncothal Capsule

Common

Headache, Sleepiness, Nausea, Rash, Breathlessness, Weakness, Dizziness, Edema, Loss of appetite, Decreased white blood cell count, Decreased calcium level in blood, Weight gain, Fatigue, Muscle weakness, Fever, Anxiety, Blood clots , Dry skin, Weight loss, Confusion, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Neuropathy, Constipation, Tremor.

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How to use Oncothal 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 Oncothal 100mg Capsule empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).

How Oncothal Capsule works

Oncothal 100mg capsule modulates the activity of body's immune system and helps indirectly attacking the cancer cells. It also stops the growth of blood vessels in cancer.

In Depth Information on Oncothal Capsule

Expert advice for Oncothal Capsule

  • Use an effective method of contraception for 4 weeks before starting treatment, during treatment, and until 4 weeks after stopping treatment. 
  • Before taking thalidomide inform your doctor if you have had a heart attack, have ever had a blood clotting related disorder, or if you smoke, have high blood pressure or high cholesterol levels, have existing slow heart rate (this may be symptoms of bradycardia), existing neuropathy i.e. tingling, abnormal co-ordination or pain in your hands or feet, sleepiness, a condition called Tumor Lysis Syndrome, severe infections. 
  • Consult a doctor if you develop allergic reaction such as rash, itching, swelling, dizziness or trouble breathing during thalidomide therapy. 
  • Avoid donating blood during thalidomide treatment and for 1 week after stopping treatment. 
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as thalidomide may cause fatigue, dizziness, somnolence and blurred vision.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Oncothal 100mg Capsule
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking thalidomide together with alcohol may increase side e
ffects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating.
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Pregnancy
CAUTION
Oncothal 100mg Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Oncothal 100mg Capsule is probably usafe to use during lacta
tion. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

You may experience side effects, such as dizziness, tiredness, sleepiness or blurred vision with Oncothal 100mg Capsule and this may affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
Oncothal 100mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients w
ith kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Oncothal 100mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
Oncothal 100mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients w
ith liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Oncothal 100mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Thalidomide, 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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