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Temodar (Temozolomide)and/or alternatives
General Information on Temodar
Temozolomide is the generic name of Temodar and it is administered through capsules or intravenous injections. Temozolomide is an oral alkylating agent prescribed by doctors for the treatment of Grade IV astrocytoma, which is a brain tumor also known as melanoma or glioblastoma multiforme. Temodar works by interfering with the development of cancer cells and thus slows down their growth in the human body. It is administered along with radiation therapy and once prescribed by your doctor, you can buy Temodar online or from a pharmacy.
Side effects of Temodar
Temodar can lead to both mild and severe side effects. Some of the most commonly occurring side effects include back pain, pain in the breast, joint pain, anxiety, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, constipation, dry skin, cough, drowsiness, loss of appetite, hair loss, mild pain in the stomach, vomiting, change in taste, muscle weakness and aches, sores on the tongue and in the mouth, nausea, tiredness, weight gain, and weakness. Some of the other common side effects of Temodar include allergic reactions like skin rashes, itchy skin, hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, mouth, and tongue, and tightness in the chest. If any of these symptoms persist, you should consult your doctor.
Temodar also leads to severe side effects, which can even be fatal if emergency medical help is not available. Some of the severe side effects include moderate to severe chest pain, memory loss, loss of co-ordination, loss of bladder control, painful urination, coughing up blood, burning or tingling sensation, muscle weakness and pain, numbness, seizures, symptoms of liver problems like pale stools, dark urine, and yellow skin, unusual bruising and bleeding, double vision or blurred vision, peeling of the skin, and depression.
There are certain precautions that you need to take while using Temodar. Before you buy Temodar, always check the expiry date. Discuss your medical condition with your doctor and share your medical history with him/her. If you are pregnant, Temodar can be harmful as clinical studies have proven that it can cause embryo lethality in an unborn child and lead to malformations of the skeleton, soft tissues, and external organs. Nursing mothers are also advised against taking Temodar as it can pass through breast milk and affect a nursing child. Women and elderly people should take more precautions as they are more susceptible to risks of bone marrow suppression or weak immunity.
The medication is available in Temodar 5mg, Temodar 20mg, Temodar 100mg, Temodar 140mg, Temodar 180mg, and Temodar 250mg strengths, and each of them has a different color cap. The standard dosage is Temodar 75 mg/m2 daily continued for 42 days and should be concomitant with focal radiotherapy. It should be followed by a maintenance dose of Temodar for 6 cycles. The standard dose for patients suffering from refractory anaplastic astrocytoma is Temodar 150 mg/m2 once a day for 5 days consecutively in a 28-day treatment cycle. A daily dose of 75mg consists of 3 doses of Temodar 5mg and 3 doses of Temdor 20mg.
Temodar interacts with almost 110 drugs, with 27 of them being major interactions and 82 and 1 being moderate and minor respectively. Some of the drugs that it interacts with include adalimumab, certolizumab, etanercept, FluMist, influenza virus vaccine, h1n1, live, Valproic Acid, Orimune, Quadramet, Rotarix, thalidomide, and Zaponex. Do not buy Temodar unless you consult your doctor and inform him/her about all the drugs you use at present.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.