Product description of Temodar
Temodar is a potential drug that is generally intended for the management of tumors. It is generally use in adult patients with newly diagnosed Glioblastoma multiforme along with radiotherapy and consequently as monotherapy treatment. Temodar is also useful in children of three years of age and above with malignant gliomas such as Glioblastoma multiforme or anaplastic astrocytoma when the tumour has return or got poorer following standard treatment. Temodal is used on its own in these patients. Temodar consists of Temozolomide as an active pharmaceutical constituent. You will also find Temozolomide under other brand names like Temonat, Temcad, and Temodal.
Mechanism of action of Temodar
Genseric Temozolomide falls under the category of anti-cancer drug known as an alkylating agent. The main mechanism of Temozolomide is to inhibit cancer cells from budding new DNA (Deoxyribo Nucleic Acid). DNA is the hereditary material of a cell. If the cancer cells are incapable to make DNA, they cannot build up into two new cells, so cancer cannot develop.
Dosage instructions of Temodar
Temodar is available as capsules dosage form. You have to take this drug orally with sufficient amount of water. You are suggested to take this drug on an empty stomach. You can take it an hour before and after the meals.
If you are taking Temodar along with radiotherapy, you have radiotherapy for 6 to 7 weeks. You should take this drug on same time every time.
You should never miss the dosage of this drug.
Do not use more than recommended dose as it can be harmful. In case you have administered more dosage, you should consult a doctor for treatment.
Temodar is contraindicated to consume under certain medical conditions.
- You are on other vitamins, herbal supplements and over the counter remedies.
- You are pregnant and breast feeding women.
- You are hypersensitive towards its active drug.
Side effects of Temodar
Individual those who consume Temodar may face certain side effects after consuming such as faintness, sleepiness and weakness (fatigue), sickness, constipation, loss of hunger, alopecia, annoyance, low energy, convulsions, skin rash, neutropenia or lymphopenia.