TEMOTERO

Mfd. by :- Hetero (Fulfilled By : Magicine Pharma)

Temotero

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Brand Name: Temotero  

Generic Name: Temozolomide  

Manufacturer: Hetero  

Dosage Form: Capsules  

Strength: 20mg  

Composition: Temozolomide 

Packaging: 5 capsules  

Indication: Brain tumor  

Storage: Store at room temperature  

Overview  

Temotero (Temozolomide) capsule is used to treat brain tumors. This medication belongs to a group of cancer-fighting medications known as antineoplastic and specifically to the group of antineoplastic known as alkylating agents. It interferes with the development of cancer cells and slows their growth in the body. Do not take this medicine in the wrong way as it may lead to some severe side effects. It is advisable not to change or stop the dose without taking suggestions from your doctor. If you experience any symptoms while receiving this medicine, inform your doctor immediately. The recommended dose of medicine is decided by the doctor. 

Pharmacodynamics of Temotero

Temozolomide is an antineoplastic agent. It is not directly active but undergoes rapid nonenzymatic conversion at physiologic pH to the reactive compound 5-(3-methyltriazen-1-yl)-imidazole-4-carboxamide (MTIC). The cytotoxicity of MTIC is thought to be primarily due to the alkylation of DNA. After the oral administration effect of this medicine can be observed immediately.  

Usage of Temotero 

This medicine is used in the treatment of certain types of Brain cancers (Anaplastic astrocytoma and Glioblastoma multiforme). Temotero capsules stop the growth of cancer cells. Close monitoring of blood cell count is required during treatment with this medicine. Do not miss your regular dosing schedule. The recommended dose is decided by a doctor according to your previous medical condition and response to the treatment. Take this medicine at the same time each day and do not chew or open the capsule. Swallow the whole capsule with a glass of water. Do not breastfeed while taking this medicine. Store this medication at room temperature and keep it away from light and moisture.  

Substitutes of Temotero 

  • Temoside  

  • Nublast  

  • Temolon  

  • Imozide  

Side effects of Temotero    

This medicine may cause some mild or severe side effects. Discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with the doctor before starting the treatment. 

Common side effects  

  • Anxiety  

  • Drowsiness  

  • Blurred vision  

  • Confusion  

  • Abdominal pain  

  • Cough  

  • Back pain  

  • Mouth sores 

  • Shortness of breath  

  • Difficulty in urination  

  • Pinpoint red spots in the skin  

  • Runny nose  

  • Unusual tiredness or weakness   

  • Bleeding   

  • Rash  

  • Chest pain  

  • Unusual weight gain  

  • Constipation  

  • Sore throat  

  • Joint or muscle pain  

  • Difficulty in swallowing  

  • Allergic reaction  

  • Infection  

  • Fluid retention  

  • Hearing impairment  

Serious side effects 

  • Diarrhea  

  • Loss of appetite  

  • Nausea  

  • Dizziness  

  • Severe headache  

  • Vomiting 

  • Anemia  

  • Seizures  

  • Fever   

Note-  Immediate medical attention is required if any side effect occurs.  

Dosage of Temotero 

Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip or miss your dosing schedule. 

Missed dose  

  •  It is advisable not to miss a dose. If you miss a scheduled dose of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately.  

Overdose  

  • In case of an overdose, the doctor will provide emergency medical treatment.

Warnings of Temotero

Before starting treatment with the Temotero capsule, please inform your doctor about your previous medical history. If you experience any symptoms while receiving this medication, do not ignore those symptoms because it may lead to higher risk.  

 Contraception  

  • Use effective methods of contraception to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.  

  • Children and adolescents  

  • This medicine is not advisable for use in children and adolescents.  

Warnings for female  

Pregnancy 

  • Do not use a Temotero capsule if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Avoid this medication at the time of pregnancy.  

Breastfeeding 

  • This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding unless it is necessary. Please consult your medical advisor before starting treatment with this medication. 

Precautions of Temotero

  • Close monitoring of blood cell count is required during treatment with this medicine.  

  • Tell your doctor if you have a history of kidney and liver diseases.  

  • Avoid contact with people who have infections.  

  • Do not receive any kind of immunizations without consulting from your doctor.  

  • Avoid activities that may increase the risk of bleeding.  

  • This medicine may decrease your blood cell counts.  

  • Inform your doctor if you experience any serious side effects like fever, headache, diarrhea, and nausea.  

Cautions of Temotero

  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery.  

  • Not safe for pregnant women.  

  • Do not breastfeed while receiving this medication.  

  • Do not chew or open the capsule.  

Q1. What is Temotero (Temozolomide)?  

Ans. This medication is used to treat brain tumors Temozolomide belongs to a class of drugs known as alkylating agents. It helps to slow down the growth and also prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. 

Q2. How does Temotero (Temozolomide) work?  

Ans. Temotero capsule is an anti-cancer medication. It interferes with the development of cancer cells and slows their growth in the body.     

Q3.  What should I avoid while receiving this medicine? 

Ans. Avoid contact with people who have infections. 

Q4. In what strength is it available?  

Ans. It is available in the strength of 5mg, 20mg, 100mg, 140mg, 180mg, and 250mg.  

Q5. What happens if I miss a dose?  

Ans. If you miss a scheduled dose of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately. 

Q6. How to take this medicine?  

Ans. Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Do not chew or open the capsule.  

Q7. What are the side effects?  

Ans. Some common side effects are:- anxiety, drowsiness, nausea, fever, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, dizziness, vomiting, etc.  

Q8. Can I drive after taking this medicine?  

Ans. This medicine may affect your vision. Do not drive if any symptoms occur.  

Q9.  Does this medicine affect kidney function?  

Ans. Please contact your doctor before consuming this drug. 

Q10. Can I consume alcohol while taking this medicine?  

Ans. It is not known whether it is safe or not. Please consult your doctor before consuming alcohol. 

Q11. Can I take this medicine during breastfeeding?  

Ans. This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding unless it is necessary. 

Q12. Does this medicine affect liver function?  

Ans. Please contact your doctor before consuming this drug. 

Q13. Can I take this medicine during pregnancy? 

Ans. This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women. 

Q14. What are the storage conditions?  

Ans. Store this medicine at room temperature.  

Interaction of Temotero

Interactions may change how your medication works and increase the risk for side effects. Don’t forget to disclose your previous medical history with the doctor.  

Medicine Interactions  

  • Ozanimod  

  • Clozapine  

  • Tofacitinib  

  • Busulfan  

  • Fluorouracil  

  • Ganciclovir  

Disease interactions  

  • Myelosuppression  

  • Urticaria  

  • Hepatic impairment  

  • Renal impairment  

Alcohol interaction  

  • Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.  

Contraindications of Temotero

  • Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to Temozolomide and dacarbazine.   

  • This medicine is not recommended in patients known to be hypersensitive. 

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