Nausea, Pale colored skin, Altered vision, Memory impairment, Confusion, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Fainting, Fever, Hair loss, Headache, Insomnia, Loss of appetite, Balance disorder (loss of balance), Coordination impaired, Sore mouth, Sore throat, Vomiting, Weakness
Frequently Ask Questions:
Q. What is temozolomide used for/ what does temozolomide treat/ Is temozolomide chemotherapy/ is temozolomide cytotoxic/ is temozolomide a radiosensitizer?
Temozolomide is an anti-cancer (antineoplastic or cytotoxic) chemotherapy drug. It is used to treat specific types of brain tumor. It is a radiosensitizer
Q. Is temozolomide effective/ does temozolomide work?
Temozolomide is effective and works for patients if taken at recommended dosage and duration as recommended by the doctor
Q. How is temozolomide given/administered/ metabolized/ how long does temozolomide stay in the body?
Temozolomide is given as a capsule and is taken by mouth. It should be administered in the fasting state, at least one hour before meal. It is rapidly metabolized at physiologic pH to the active monomethyl triazenoimidazole carboxamide (MTIC). The half-life (t1/2) in plasma is approximately 1.8 hours
Q. How does temozolomide cross the blood-brain barrier?
Temozolomide because of its small size and lipophilic properties is able to cross the blood-brain barrier rapidly and is present in the cerebrospinal fluid
Q. Does temozolomide cause hair loss?
Hair loss is a side effect of using temozolomide. Always follow doctor's advice regarding its use
Q. Is temozolomide FDA approved?
Temozolomide is a FDA approved drug.