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Temodar Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is temozolomide (Temodar)?
- What are the possible side effects of temozolomide (Temodar)?
- What is the most important information I should know about temozolomide (Temodar)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking temozolomide (Temodar)?
- How should I take temozolomide (Temodar)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Temodar)?
- What happens if I overdose (Temodar)?
- What should I avoid while taking temozolomide (Temodar)?
- What other drugs will affect temozolomide (Temodar)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Temodar)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Temodar)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. Taking temozolomide for more than 5 days in a row can cause life-threatening overdose.
Overdose symptoms may include fever, pale skin, increased thirst, dry skin, easy bruising or bleeding, confusion, weakness, and urinating less than usual or not at all.
What should I avoid while taking temozolomide (Temodar)?
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
Avoid activities that may increase your risk of bleeding or injury. Use extra care to prevent bleeding while shaving or brushing your teeth.
What other drugs will affect temozolomide (Temodar)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol);
- divalproex sodium (Depakote);
- phenytoin (Dilantin);
- valproic acid (Depakene, Stavzor);
- steroids (prednisone and others); or
- a sulfa drug such as Bactrim, Septra, Cotrim, or SMX-TMP.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with temozolomide. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about temozolomide.
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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Additional Temodar Information
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- Temodar Side Effects Center
- Temodar Overview including Precautions
- Temodar FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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