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Gliotem 250Mg Capsule

Gliotem 250Mg Capsule

Manufacturer: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Medicine composition: Temozolomide
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Gliotem 250Mg Capsule is an anti-cancer oral drug. It is used in chemotherapy. It is categorized as an alkylating agent. Gliotem 250Mg Capsule is used in the treatment of anaplastic and glioblastoma multiforme.

On using Gliotem 250Mg Capsule you may experience side effects such as nausea, constipation, headache, weakness, paleness, reduced appetite, hair loss, low cognitive and memory skills and vomiting. Seek the help of your health care provider if your reactions persist and keep worsening over time.

As a precautionary measure, inform your doctor if: you are taking any prescription or non-prescription medications, you are allergic to this drug or any other medicines, or foods or substances, you are planning to take any vaccines, you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant, or are nursing a baby.

The dosage for Gliotem 250Mg Capsule will be determined by your doctor taking into consideration your requirements. It comes in a capsule form of 5 mg, 20 mg, 100 mg and 250 mg. Usually, the daily dosage for adults ranges somewhere between 150-200 mg. Take the medicine on an empty stomach either two hours or one hour prior to your meals or at bedtime.

In addition to its intended effect, Gliotem 250Mg Capsule may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Headache
Weakness
Loss of appetite
Convulsion
Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)
Decreased white blood cell count
Reduced blood platelets
Coordination disorder
Rash
Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
Decreased white blood cell count (lymphocytes)
Hemiparesis (weakness on one side of the body)
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Temcad 100mg capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Temcad 100mg capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Gliotem 250Mg Capsule, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Neon Laboratories Ltd
RPG Life Sciences Ltd
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Zydus Cadila
Fresenius Kabi India Pvt Ltd
Celon Laboratories Ltd
Dr Reddy s Laboratories Ltd
Panacea Biotec Ltd
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Natco Pharma Ltd
Fulford India Ltd
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you miss a dose of Temozolomide, 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.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.

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