Thaloma 50mg Capsule

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Thaloma 50mg 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.

Thaloma 50mg 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, weakness, and dizziness. 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 Thaloma Capsule

Benefits of Thaloma Capsule

In Multiple myeloma

If you have multiple myeloma, your body is destroying bone faster than it is being replaced. This makes bones weak and painful and more likely to break. Thaloma 50mg Capsule may be prescribed along with other cancer treatments such as chemotherapy. It is an important part of your treatment and increases the survival rate of people with multiple myeloma. This medicine will kill the cancerous cells and prevent their further growth as well as spread to other parts of the body. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get the most benefit. Supplements of calcium and Vitamin D3 are also effective and may be prescribed if you do not have high blood calcium levels.

In Lepra reaction

Lepra reactions are complicated inflammatory reactions that may occur before, during or after the treatment for leprosy, a serious bacterial skin disease. These reactions increase nerve damage and worsen disability in leprosy patients. Therefore lepra reactions need treatment with medicines such as Thaloma 50mg Capsule in order to stimulate the immune system and aid in recovery. This medicine will also prevent further damage due to lepra reactions. Take it as prescribed by the doctor to get the most benefit.

Side effects of Thaloma Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Thaloma

  • 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 Thaloma Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Thaloma 50mg Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.

How Thaloma Capsule works

Thaloma 50mg 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
Thaloma 50mg Capsule may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Thaloma 50mg 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
Thaloma 50mg 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
Thaloma 50mg 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 Thaloma 50mg Capsule and this may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Thaloma 50mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Thaloma 50mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Thaloma 50mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Thaloma 50mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Thaloma Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Thaloma 50mg 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

  • Thaloma 50mg Capsule should be taken on an empty stomach, try to take it at same time every day.
  • Do not skip any dose and complete the course as suggested by your doctor.
  • Use an effective method of birth control to avoid pregnancy while taking this medication.
  • Do not donate blood during or after 7 days of the treatment with this medicine.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor your blood cell count and liver function.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Phthalimides
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Thalidomide & its Immunomodulatory derivatives (IMiDs)

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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