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Temodal 100mg Capsule

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Overview

Introduction

Temodal 100mg 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.

Temodal 100mg 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 Temodal Capsule

Side effects of Temodal Capsule

Common
  • 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 Temodal Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Temodal 100mg Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.

How Temodal Capsule works

Temodal 100mg 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 Temodal 100mg Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Temodal 100mg 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.
Breastfeeding
UNSAFE
Temodal 100mg Capsule is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Temodal 100mg 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
Temodal 100mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Temodal 100mg 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 Temodal 100mg Capsule.
Liver
CAUTION
Temodal 100mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Temodal 100mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Temodal 100mg Capsule in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you forget to take Temodal Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Temodal 100mg 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

  • Swallow full tablets on an empty stomach, one hour before your meal.
  • Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Consult your doctor if you develop symptoms of opportunistic infections (such as Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia) and reactivation of infections (such as hepatitis B virus) Using temozolomide may increase your risk of developing certain types of bone marrow cancer. Be aware about your specific risk.
  • You may be given medication to prevent nausea or other side effects while you are receiving temozolomide.
  • Your blood will be tested frequently during treatment to monitor the side effects of temozolomide on your blood cells as you may have a small risk of other changes in blood cells, including leukemia.
  • Avoid activities that may increase your risk of bleeding or injury. Use extra care to prevent bleeding while shaving or brushing your teeth.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking temozolomide.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery while using temozolomide as it may make you tired or sleepy.
  • Both male and female patients should take effective contraceptive precautions during and after 6 months of treatment. Male patients should seek advice on conservation of sperm prior to treatment as temozolomide treatment may cause infertility.

Patient Concerns

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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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FAQs

Q. What is Temodal used for/ what does Temodal treat/ Is Temodal chemotherapy/ is Temodal cytotoxic/ is Temodal a radiosensitizer?

Temodal is an anti-cancer (antineoplastic or cytotoxic) chemotherapy drug. It is used to treat specific types of brain tumor. It is a radiosensitizer

Q. Is Temodal effective/ does Temodal work?

Temodal is effective and works for patients if taken at recommended dosage and duration as recommended by the doctor

Q. How is Temodal given/administered/ metabolized/ how long does Temodal stay in the body?

Temodal is given as a capsule and is taken by mouth. It should be administered in the fasting state, at least one hour before meal. It is rapidly metabolized at physiologic pH to the active monomethyl triazenoimidazole carboxamide (MTIC). The half-life (t1/2) in plasma is approximately 1.8 hours

Q. How does Temodal cross the blood-brain barrier?

Temodal because of its small size and lipophilic properties is able to cross the blood-brain barrier rapidly and is present in the cerebrospinal fluid

Q. Does Temodal cause hair loss?

Hair loss is a side effect of using Temodal. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use

Q. Is Temodal FDA approved?

Temodal is a FDA approved drug.

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