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Generic: temozolomide
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It is used to treat some kinds of brain cancer
               



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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • low blood counts - temozolomide may decrease the number of white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. You may be at increased risk for infections and bleeding.
  • signs of infection - fever or chills, cough, sore throat, pain or difficulty passing urine
  • signs of decreased platelets or bleeding - bruising, pinpoint red spots on the skin, black, tarry stools, blood in the urine
  • signs of decreased red blood cells - unusually weak or tired, fainting spells, lightheadedness
  • breathing problems
  • changes in vision
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • memory problems
  • problems with balance, walking
  • seizures
  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
  • vomiting

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • bad taste in the mouth
  • constipation
  • difficulty sleeping
  • dry skin
  • hair loss
  • headache
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature not above 25 degrees C (77 degrees F). Protect from moisture and heat. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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