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Drug information on Thaloda (Thalidomide) from Alkem Laboratories Ltd. (Cytomed)


Alkem Laboratories Ltd. (Cytomed)
Generic : Thalidomide
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Drug Name : Thalidomide

Thalidomide(Thalomid) generic Thaloda is an immunomodulatory agent, prescribed for multiple myeloma, and erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL). It works on the immune system to decrease certain substances that cause skin inflammation.
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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 Thaloda may be prescribed

Side effects of Thaloda

   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 Thaloda?

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

When is Thaloda not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in pregnant and breastfeeding women, and known hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Thaloda

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 Thaloda

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Thaloda

Store the medication at 25°C.

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