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Productname : Temozad 20 mg
GenericName : Temozolomide Capsules
Manufacturer : Adley
Temozolomide is a chemotherapy drug and is also known by itsbrand name, Temodal.
It is a treatment for newly diagnosed glioblastomamultiforme. You have it with radiotherapy and then once you have finished theradiotherapy treatment you continue taking it on its own.
It is also a treatment on its own for glioblastomamultiforme or anaplastic astrocytoma that has come back or where previoustreatment didn't work.
Temozolomide is sometimes a treatment for bonesarcoma (cancer) that has come back. You usually have it with another drugcalled irinotecan.
Temozolomide is analkylating agent and works by stopping cancer cells from making DNA. DNA standsfor DeoxyriboNucleic Acid. It is the genetic material of a cell.
Cancer drugs can interact with some other medicines and herbalproducts. Tell your doctor or pharmacist about any medicines you are taking. Thisincludes vitamins, herbal supplements and over the counter remedies.
This drug may harm a baby developing in the womb. It isimportant not to become pregnant or father a child while you are havingtreatment with this drug and for at least 6 months afterwards. Talk to yourdoctor or nurse about effective contraception before starting treatment.