Temozolomide is a great medicine for the treatment of some certain types of brain cancer. It is a chemotherapy treatment that works by slowing cancer cell expansion. Temodar is the brand name of this medicine. In some patients, temozolomide reduces the extent of brain tumors. It prevents the growth of cancer cells by interfering with the genetic objects DNA that is essential for the reproduction of cells. Cancer cells reproduce more rapidly than usual cells; so cancerous cells are targeted by the medication. Temozolomide is used to treat definite types of brain tumors. You need to use this drug only if it has been prescribed by your health care professional. This medication is also helpful for the treatment of other types of cancer like bone cancer.
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This drug must be used in the direction of your doctor. Do not overdose it. If overdose is taken by you just talk to your doctor instantly or else it may cause some serious problems for you.
You may feel the side effects like acne, dehydration, diarrhea, dry skin, itchiness, loss of hunger, mild skin rash and mouth sores. If you find any kind of side effects talk to your doctor immediately.
This is medicine must be taken only at the prescription of your doctor and if you have any questions regarding the information or uses for your medication, just ask your doctor. You should not increase your dose or take this medicine more frequently without your doctor's say-so. You should not use it if you have allergy problems with the elements of this medicine. This medicine may have interactions while using it in the blend of other medicines so it is better to share your medical record with your doctor. You should also tell him the medicine that you have used earlier.