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THYCAD 100 MG CAPSULE

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MRP: Rs. 480.90 for 1 strip(s) (10 capsules each)
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Composition for THYCAD

Thalidomide(100 mg)

food interaction for THYCAD

alcohol interaction for THYCAD

pregnancy interaction for THYCAD

lactation interaction for THYCAD

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alcohol
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It is better to take Thycad 100 mg capsule empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Taking thalidomide together with alcohol may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating.
UNSAFE
Thycad 100 mg capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
Thycad 100 mg capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for THYCAD

Thalidomide(100 mg)

Uses

Thycad 100 mg capsule is used in the treatment of multiple myeloma (a type of blood cancer) and lepra reaction.

How it works

Thycad 100 mg capsule belongs to a class of medications called immunomodulatory agents. It treats multiple myeloma by strengthening the immune system to fight cancer cells. It is useful in leprosy by blocking the action of inflammatory substances that cause swelling and pain.

Common side effects

Peripheral neuropathy, Blood clot in the lungs, Rash, Bradycardia, Bronchopneumopathy, Cardiac failure, Chills, Confusion, Constipation, Coordination impaired, Decreased blood cell count, Deep vein thrombosis, Depression, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Dry skin, Dysaesthesia (unpleasant sensation felt when touched), Shortness of breath, Fever, Interstitial lung disease, Lung infection, Sleepiness, Swelling, Toxic skin eruption, Tremor, Vomiting, Weakness, Abnormal sensation in skin

SUBSTITUTES for THYCAD

9 Substitutes
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  • THALIX 100 MG CAPSULE
    (10 capsule in strip)
    Fresenius Kabi India Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 59.51/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 595.14
    pay 24% more per capsule
  • THAANGIO 100 MG CAPSULE
    (30 capsules in strip)
    Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 59.51/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 1785.42
    pay 24% more per capsule
  • THALODA 100 MG CAPSULE
    (10 capsules in strip)
    Alkem Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 59.49/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 594.90
    pay 24% more per capsule
  • REDEMIDE 100MG CAPSULE
    (10 capsules in strip)
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 50/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 500
    pay 4% more per capsule
  • ONCOTHAL 100 MG CAPSULE
    (10 capsules in strip)
    Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 51.88/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 518.75
    pay 8% more per capsule

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Expert advice for THYCAD

  • 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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Content on this page was last updated on 24 July, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)