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Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet

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

Introduction

Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet 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.

Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet 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 Tolmd Tablet

Benefits of Tolmd Tablet

In Brain tumor

Brain tumor is an abnormal mass or collection of cells that may be cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (benign). Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet kills or stops the growth of cancer cells and also prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. It is a potent and very toxic medicine and you should discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. You should avoid drinking alcohol while having this treatment and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Side effects of Tolmd Tablet

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 Tolmd

  • 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 Tolmd Tablet

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. Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Tolmd Tablet works

Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet 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 Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet 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
Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet 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 Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet.
Liver
CAUTION
Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you forget to take Tolmd Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet, 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.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet should be taken on an empty stomach.
  • 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.
  • It increases your risk of bleeding. Be careful while shaving, cutting fingernails or toenails, or using sharp objects.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor your blood cell count and liver function.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience severe skin rash, fever, chills, headache and shortness of breath during the treatment.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Dacarbazine Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI NEOPLASTICS

Patient Concerns

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any treatment of brain tumor w
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 Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet used for/ what does Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet treat/ Is Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet chemotherapy/ is Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet cytotoxic/ is Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet a radiosensitizer?

Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet 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 Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet effective/ does Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet work?

Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet is effective and works for patients if taken at recommended dosage and duration as recommended by the doctor

Q. How is Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet given/administered/ metabolized/ how long does Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet stay in the body?

Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet 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 Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet cross the blood-brain barrier?

Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet 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 Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet cause hair loss?

Hair loss is a side effect of using Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use

Q. Is Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet FDA approved?

Tolmd 2.5mg Tablet is a FDA approved drug.

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