Temodar (temozolomide) is a chemotherapy drug used together with radiation therapy to treat certain types of brain tumor in adults. It is sometimes given after other cancer medications have been tried without successful treatment of the tumor.
Temozolomide is a chemotherapy drug used to treat certain types of brain tumours called glioblastoma multiforme or anaplastic astrocytoma. For newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme temozolomide is firstused together with radiotherapy and then as a treatment on its own.
Xeloda (capecitabine) is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their spread in the body. Xeloda is used to treat colon cancer, and breast or colorectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.
What is Temodar?
Temodar (temozolomide) interferes with the development of cancer cells, slowing their growth and spread in the body.
Temodar is used together with radiation therapy to treat certain types of brain tumor in adults.
Temodar is usually given after other cancer medicines have been tried without success.
You should not take Temodar if you are allergic to temozolomide or to another cancer medication called dacarbazine (DTIC-Dome). Before taking Temodar, tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease.
Do not use Temodar if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby.
Do not open a capsule, or use a pill that has been accidentally broken. The medicine from a crushed or broken pill can be dangerous if you accidentally inhale it, or if it gets in your eyes, mouth, or nose, or on your skin. If this occurs, wash your skin with soap and water or rinse your eyes with water. Ask your doctor or pharmacist how to safely handle and dispose of a broken tablet or capsule.
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Temodar is often given together with radiation treatment, and then continued for several weeks or months after radiation treatment ends. There may be periods of time when you will take Temodar for only a few days in a row and then wait another 2 to 4 weeks before you start a new treatment cycle and take it again. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.