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Drug information on Thalimax 500 mg (Thalidomide) from GLS Pharma Ltd.

Thalimax 500 mg

GLS Pharma Ltd.
Generic : Thalidomide
10 Capsules
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Thalimax 500 mg may be prescribed

Side effects of Thalimax 500 mg

   Most Common : Drowsiness, dizziness, constipation, confusion, difficulty in breathing and rash.

   Body as a Whole : Abdominal pain, accidental injury, weakness, back pain, chills, swelling in the face, fever, headache, uneasiness and infection.

   Gastrointestinal : Loss of appetite, constipation, diarrhea, dry mouth, flatulence, liver function abnormalities, nausea and tooth pain.

   Blood : Anemia and decrease in white blood cells.

   Metabolic : Swelling in the extremities, increased cholesterol and elevated liver enzyme.

   Central Nervous System : Agitation, dizziness, sleeplessness, nervousness, nerve disease, tingling, drowsiness, tremor and unsteadiness.

   Respiratory : Inflammation of pharynx/sinus and runny nose.

   Skin : Pimples, skin inflammation, nail disorder, itching and increased sweating.

   Genitourinary : Blood in urine and impotence.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

The recommended dose is 200mg administered orally once daily with water, preferably at bedtime and at least 1-hour after the evening meal.

How to use Thalimax 500 mg?

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with food.

When is Thalimax 500 mg not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in pregnant and breastfeeding women, and known hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Thalimax 500 mg

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), decrease in white blood cells, seizures, and in children.

• It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for Thalimax 500 mg

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Thalimax 500 mg

Store the medication at 25°C.

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