Drug Compare

Advertisement
 1  2  
  • Basic Info
Licensed from
Generic: mitotane
View All Brands
It is used to treat adrenal cancer that cannot be treated by surgery
               



To get info about second drug, type a name above.


What is this medicine?

MITOTANE (MYE toe tane) limits the activity of the adrenal gland. It is used to treat adrenal cancer that cannot be treated by surgery.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • liver disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to mitotane, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone
  • warfarin

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor for regular check ups.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

Tell your doctor if you get an injury, infection or any illness. Try to avoid people who are sick. Do not have any vaccinations without your doctor's approval and avoid anyone who has recently had oral polio vaccine.

               
 1  2  
               
Advertisement