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Thaloda 100mg Capsule


Overview

Introduction

Thaloda 100mg Capsule is used in the treatment of multiple myeloma and lepra reaction. This medicine belongs to a group of medicines which affect how your immune system works.

Thaloda 100mg Capsule should be taken on empty stomach, but try to have it at the same time every day to get the most benefits. 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.

Some common side effects of this medicine include headache, sleepiness, nausea, rash, and breathlessness. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells (decrease red blood and white blood cells) in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections or bleeding. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells while on treatment. It might cause blood clots, and your doctor might prescribe some other medicine to prevent this.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if have heart disease, liver, or kidney problems. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy. You are advised to drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated while taking this medicine.

Uses of Thaloda Capsule

Side effects of Thaloda Capsule

Common
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Edema (swelling)
  • 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

How to use Thaloda Capsule

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

How Thaloda Capsule works

Thaloda 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Thaloda 100mg Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Thaloda 100mg Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Thaloda 100mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Thaloda 100mg Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
You may experience side effects, such as dizziness, tiredness, sleepiness or blurred vision with Thaloda 100mg Capsule and this may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Thaloda 100mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Thaloda 100mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Thaloda 100mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Thaloda 100mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Thaloda Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Thaloda 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • 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.

Patient Concerns

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Please tell me the interpretation of the attach report, if possible. Also guide for further treatment process.
Dr. Sanjay Singh Rai
Medical Oncology and Hematology
U r having multiple myeloma
Multiple myeloma can be cured or not
Dr. Rohan Khandelwal
Surgical Oncology
Yes, if diagnosed at the right stage
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