What is Temonat 100 mg?
Temonat 100 mg contains a drug called Temozolomide. It belongs to anti-tumor agents. It is used to treat certain types of brain cancer including anaplastic astrocytoma and glioblastoma multiforme in adults. It produces its action by inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. It is used alone or in combination with other medicines. It is not recommended for use in children under 3 years of age.
What Temozolomide drug is used for?
Temozolomide is sold under the brand name Temodar. It is manufactured in India by Natco Pharma Limited. This medicine is a chemotherapy drug. It is used to treat certain types of brain cancer. It belongs to a class of drugs known as alkylating agents. It works to slow or stop the growth of cancer cells.
What is brain cancer?
A brain tumor is an abnormal growth or mass of cells in or around your brain. Spine tumors and brain tumors together are called central nervous system (CNS) tumors. Brain tumors can be cancerous or noncancerous. Some tumors grow quickly while others grow slowly.
- How do brain tumors develop?
Brain tumors develop when abnormal cells form within the brain. Two types of brain tumors.
Tumors that develop in your brain are called primary tumors. Tumors that spread to your brain after forming in a different part of your body are called secondary tumors. All types of brain tumors may produce symptoms that vary depending on the size of the tumor and the part of the brain that is involved.
- What are the signs and symptoms of a brain tumor?
Signs and symptoms of a brain tumor vary depending on the tumor’s location, size, and type. They can include:
Difficult thinking, speaking, or understanding
Weakness or paralysis
Nausea and vomiting
Temonat 100 mg comes as a capsule to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day in the evening at bedtime. Take this medicine on an empty stomach with a glass of water. Take around the same time every day. Before taking medicine consult your doctor. Dose and duration will be decided by the necessity and need of the patient. It depends on the treatment and may change from time to time. You should take medicine as per your doctor’s advice. This medicine is strictly not recommended for children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. It takes some weeks and months to get a better result. Do not stop taking the medicine before your doctor’s advice.
The common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, constipation, headache, and fatigue. If these side effects become serious, you may consult your doctor. Your doctor can prevent and give you relief from the side effects during the treatment. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells in your body i.e., red and white blood cells. It increases the chances of infections. Regular blood tests are required to check the blood cells.
The benefit of Temonat 100 mg Tablets
- In the treatment of brain cancer
It is a rare type of brain tumor that develops in a star-shaped cell in the brain called astrocytes. It is caused by genetics, immune system abnormalities, and exposure to UV rays. Symptoms include headache, fatigue, seizures, memory loss, and blurred vision.
It is an aggressive type of cancer that occurs in the brain and spinal cord. It affects mostly older adults. Symptoms include headache, nausea or vomiting, memory loss, confusion, and difficulty in balance.
The side effect of Temonant 100 mg
Here are Some major and minor side effects of this medicine. But not all side effects need a doctor’s attention. If you observe any side effects become serious, You may consult your doctor.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine include:
Nausea or vomiting
Loss of appetite
How is the Temonat 100 mg Tablet taken?
Temonat 100 mg comes as a capsule to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day in the evening at bedtime. Take this medicine on an empty stomach with a glass of water. Take around the same time every day. Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. Dose and duration will decide your doctor. You are not allowed to crush, chew and break the medicine. Swallow it as a whole. Drink plenty of water. Do not miss the dose. If you miss a dose skip the missed dose and follow your schedule regularly on the next day. Do not double the dose. Take medicine every day on time as prescribed by your doctor. Much other medicine can affect this medicine so let your doctor know all medication you are using during the treatment.
How does a Temonat 100 mg Tablet work?
It is an anticancer medication and an alkylating agent. It produces its action by entering the tissues present in the brain and it works to damage the DNA and RNA of the cancer cells which inhibit the growth and multiplication of cancer cells.