Temodar Side Effects
Temodar | temozolomide has been shown to cause common side effects, such as:
- lack of coordination
Temodar may cause more serious side effects, such as:
- viral infection
- easy bruising or bleeding, such as nosebleeds or gum bleeding
- pain or burning during urination
- dark urine
- clay-colored stools
- upper stomach pain
If you experience any serious side effects, or any common side effects persist, talk to your doctor immediately.
Warnings & Recalls for Temodar
Temodar should not be used in patients who have a history of hypersensitivity, or who are allergic to temozolomide or dacarbazine (DTIC-Dome).
Patients who are pregnant should not use Temodar, as this medication can cause abnormalities in an unformed fetus.
Temodar has been shown to cause the following rare, but serious conditions:
- Myelosuppression, which can result in aplastic anemia and be potentially fatal
- Myelodysplastic syndrome
- Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, which is more likely to occur in patients who take Temodar for an extended period of time
Patients with a history of kidney or liver disease should consult their doctor before using Temodar.
Temodar Treatment and Use
Temodar | temozolomide is an alkylating agent manufactured by Merck & Co., Inc. as a capsule and an intravenous injection. Temodar is a chemotherapy medication which works by inhibiting the reproduction and spread of cancerous cells in the body. Temodar is often used for the treatment of tumors, and prevents the division of cancerous cells to gradually shrink the tumor.
Temodar | temozolomide is indicated for the treatment of the following conditions in adult patients:
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Posted on Jun 5, 2012