Generic Temozolomide, an anticancer drug is used to treat brain cancer as well as bone cancer. Available in different strength, the medicine is the exact strength of the medicine is available and can be taken as per prescribed by the doctor.
Generic Temozolomide contains various inactive ingredients such as lactose anhydrous, stearic acid, tartaric acid, colloidal silicon dioxide, and sodium starch glycolate. Since it is manufactured by various pharmaceutical companies, it is available in different trade names such as Temodar, etc.
Generic Temozolomide should be protected from light, heat and moisture as these might spoil the usefulness of the medicine if it is exposed to these physical factors. The medicine should always be stored at room temperature that ranges from 15-30 degree centigrade. It should be kept away from the reach of children and pets. The patient should always check the expiry date of the medicine before using it. All the expired medicine should be discarded properly with the help of local waste disposal company that is engaged in such work.
Mechanism of action:
Generic Temozolomide functions by slowing down the growth of cancerous cell that is present in the brain. This leads on the reduction of its size.
Generic Temozolomide is used to treat brain tumours.
Some patient might suffer from side effects such as nausea, fever, chills, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite and headache. Infect some users of generic Temozolomide might also suffer from constipation, tiredness, painful urination, sore throat, unusual weight loss and cough. At times, the patient might also experiences dizziness and swollen glands and in case they feel any other side effects from the medicine, then the patient should speak to their doctor regarding those experiences.
Generic Temozolomide might interact with other drugs and can change the effectiveness and hence the ultimate final result as well. They even can cause serious side effects in them. The patient should also follow the dose as recommended by their doctor. It should not be increased or decreased without consulting to the doctor.
Generic Temozolomide should be used orally once in day. The medicine should either be taken at least one hour before taking the food or three hours after having the meal. However, the patient should always consult to the doctor for exact dose and duration for the medicine to be used.
In case the patient misses the dose, it should be taken as soon as remembered. However, if it is time for the next dose then they should skip the missed dose and take the dose as per their planning. In any case, the patient should never take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.
If overdose is suspected by the patient, then they should contact to the doctor immediately.
Prior taking generic Temozolomide, the patient should tell to the doctor in case they are allergic to this medicine or any other medicine of same class.
If the patient has medical record of liver disease, kidney disease, anaemia, decreased bone marrow function or any other health related issues, then they should tell to the doctor before the treatment with this medicine begins.
Generic Temozolomide contains a number of inactive ingredients that might again become a reason for the allergic reactions. Therefore, the patient should always check the ingredient before using the medicine.
If the patient is taking any prescribed medicine or non-prescribed medicine or herbal products, then they should tell to the doctor before using the medicine.
Generic Temozolomide might pass to the breast milk of the patient can cause harm to the baby. Therefore, the nursing patient should consult to the doctor for using the medicine.
During pregnancy, the medicine should only be used if prescribed by the doctor.
Intake of alcohol and alcoholic beverages should be avoided by the patient.
- Generic Temozolomide makes the patient feel dizziness. Therefore, patient should not drive vehicle or operate machine or do any work that needs clear vision and alertness.