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Lomtin 40Mg Capsule

Manufacturer: Dr Reddy s Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Lomustine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Lomtin 40Mg Capsule medicine is used for treating brain tumors, Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and for treatment of treatment of melanoma, lung and colon cancer. Lomtin 40Mg Capsule comes as 10, 40 and 100 mg tablets, which are consumed orally once every 6 weeks. The dosage depends on several factors such as your height and weight, the condition being treated etc. Consult your doctor for the dosage and schedule.

Some medical conditions and medicines might interact with Lomtin 40Mg Capsule, causing unwanted complications, therefore inform your doctor before taking this medicine of:

  • if you have a bacterial, fungal, or viral infection
  • You have any known allergies to food items or medicines
  • You are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or if you are breastfeeding
  • You have had bone marrow, heart, lung, liver, or kidney problems
  • If you are taking any other medication or dietary supplements

Some common side effects of Lomtin 40Mg Capsule include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, mouth sores, weakness or fatigue, pale skin, feeling of fainting, hair loss, unsteady walk, slurred speech. Severe side effects to this medicine as noticed are chest pain, shortness of breath, unusual bleeding, yellowing or eyes, swelling of the face, arms, hands and feet. Contact your doctor immediately if any discomfort occurs.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Oncologist before using this medicine.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Lomtin 40mg 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?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. 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?

    Caution should be used in patients with renal impairment.
  • 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 Lomtin 40Mg Capsule , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Lomustine, 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.

This medicine belongs to the class of alkylating agent of the nitrosourea type. It is used for the treatment for cancer and has to be administered orally. By cross-linking DNA and RNA, it kills and prevents the proliferation of cancer cells.

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About Lomtin 40Mg Capsule
What are the uses of Lomtin 40Mg Capsule
What are the side effects of Lomtin 40Mg Capsule ?
Key highlights of Lomtin 40Mg Capsule
What are the substitutes for Lomtin 40Mg Capsule ?
What are the dosage instructions?
How does this medication work?