This medication is an anthelminthic and immunomodulator, prescribed for cancer treatment and also used for roundworm infection. It interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their growth and spread in the body. It is used in the treatment of colon cancer.
Contraindicated in patients with history of pre-existing blood disorders; during pregnancy and lactation; inflammation of joints, severe kidney problems.
The recommended dose is 150mg/day, in 3 equally divided doses, by mouth for 3 days. Maintenance- three-day course every two weeks for a year.
This medication is available in the form of tablet to take by mouth once a day, with food and glass of water.
• It may lead to liver damage, may cause skin, nose and vaginal dryness, may affect other organs of the body, including the kidneys, blood vessels, lungs, liver, pancreas, and brain(Sjogren’s syndrome).
• Central Nervous System:
Memory loss, loss of consciousness, fatigue, tingling, seizures and speech disturbances.
• Miscellaneous: Muscle weakness, difficulty in breathing, hives, swelling of lips, tongue, face, fever and chills.
Avoid changing dosage without consulting with healthcare providers.
Store below 25°C (77°F).
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