TemCad is a medication in the form of capsules that contains the active ingredient Temozolomide. It is used for the treatment of certain types of brain tumors such as glioblastomas and astrocytomas.
TemCad is used in the treatment of brain tumors that are resistant to other chemotherapy medications. It helps to slow down or stop the growth of cancer cells in the brain and can improve the quality of life for patients with these types of tumors.
How to Use:
TemCad is taken orally as directed by a physician. The recommended dosage for adults is usually between 75mg/m2 to 200mg/m2 daily over a 42-day cycle. It is important to take the medication consistently at the same time each day and to follow the instructions provided by the prescribing physician.
TemCad should be stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and out of reach of children and pets. It should be kept at room temperature, between 20°C and 25°C.
Mechanism of Action:
Temozolomide, the active ingredient in TemCad, works by damaging the DNA in cancer cells, thereby halting their growth and replication. It is considered to be an alkylating agent and can interfere with cell division.
TemCad should be used with caution in patients with a history of liver or kidney disease as it may worsen the condition. It is also important to assess the patient’s blood counts, liver, and kidney functions levels regularly during treatment.
TemCad is contraindicated in pregnant and lactating women as well as in patients who have previously had a severe allergic reaction to Temozolomide or any of the medication’s ingredients.
TemCad may interact with other medications, including anticonvulsants, corticosteroids, and other chemotherapy medications. It is important to provide the prescribing physician with a complete list of all medications being taken.
In cases of an overdose, patients should immediately seek medical attention. Symptoms of an overdose may include nausea, vomiting, seizures, and decreased blood cell counts.
Common side effects of TemCad may include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, headache, and loss of appetite. More serious side effects may include blood cell disorders, liver disease, and severe skin reactions. If any side effects persist or worsen, it is important to consult a healthcare professional.