Provigil and temodar?
does temodar inhibit temodar's effectiveness
Asked by Dionne Garrean 6 months ago.
You would need to ask your doctor. Some medicines may interact with Temodar. But there are no known interactions with provigil or any other meds at this time. If you are having problems you need to talk to your doctor who can prescribe something other than the provigil if needed. Answered by Rossana Mareno 6 months ago.
Best resources would be your doctor and - especially - a pharmacist (NOT a pharmacy technician, but a pharmacist) - they actually know more than physicians about drug pharmacokinetics and interactions. DO NOT use on line drug interactions checker. I just test-ran 3 of those checkers using 2 pairs of drugs KNOWN to be incompatible, i.e. they react, forming a precipitate (doxorubicin/heparin and eloxatin/sodium chloride) and the checkers said "no interactions found" - not only this information untrue, it is highly dangerous. Answered by Ladonna Valcin 6 months ago.
Is there anyway to get Temodar in a payment plan or for free?
My friend was recently diagnosed with Brain Cancer. He needs to take Temodar, but cannot get his insurance company to pay for it because his prescription benefit is capped at $1000. Are there any programs set up to help pay for the cost or to provide an installment plan option?
Asked by Mallory Marchizano 6 months ago.
Contact the manufacturer. They have programs for this sort of issue. Answered by Eli Jordahl 6 months ago.
Starting radiotherapy+temodar for glioblastoma multiforme,any need for prophylaxis against pneumocystis carini
i am 32 years,female
Asked by Joanna Templet 6 months ago.
My husband had ogliodendroglioma stage3 about 4 years ago. He is doing fine now. He had the tumor removed and entered a clinical study at Henry Ford Hospital Detroit. One thing that I was taught by another cancer survivor. Take hand towels out of the bathroom. Replace with paper towels. Really helps with germs. Be careful not to take any vitamins that your doc does not know about. Vitamins can stop the temodar from working they way it should. You are in my prayers. God Bless. Answered by Dorie Hohl 6 months ago.
There's growing support for PCP prophylaxis on patients treated with temodar, as it is associated with prolonged lymphopenia. It is now the standard of care at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in NYC to give prophylaxis, either with bactrim or aerosolized pentamidine. Good luck!!! Answered by Adena Pietrzyk 6 months ago.
Radiation to the head is only local side effects. Temodar causes some bone marrow depression, baldness and other chemo effects. I personally have never treated prophylacticly for Pneumocystis, and have only seen it in AID patients. I think it might only complicate side effects. Answered by Wava Domitrovich 6 months ago.
Immunosuppressive drugs can make you susceptible to a wide variety of organisms. You may need to follow the advice of your physician to determine what your risks are. A fella I worked with had CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia) and avoided public places with large crowds, took his own silverware and plates to public restaurants when dining out, and yelled at his coworkers whenever they coughed or sneezed (before he shared the info of his condition with us!). Wearing a mask when you go anywhere may seem weird, but is often a very necessary and not too difficult protection. Avoiding children may be very helpful because they are wonderful breeders of every imaginable virus and/or bacteria! Answered by Keira Sey 6 months ago.
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Temodar side effects?
Does any one know the side effects of taking Temodar for longer than two years?
Asked by Dalila Onishea 6 months ago.
Hope this article helps. The ability to just include the URL on YA is currently not working so I posted the entire article. Temozolomide Stops Growth of Gliomas in Long-term Study Oct. 21, 2003 (San Francisco) — The alkylating agent temozolomide (Temadar; Schering-Plough) is showing long-term safety and efficacy in the treatment of malignant gliomas in a study that is underway in Chicago. Results were presented here during the 128th annual meeting of the American Neurological Association, where researchers are saying that long-term treatment of gliomas is now a reality. The study involved 16 patients with gliomas, 14 with grade 3 or 4 malignancies and two patients with low-grade gliomas. Age range was 26 to 59 years at baseline, and all patients had received at least 26 months of temozolomide at enrollment, with treatment duration ranging from 18 to 44 months. Tumor types in the study population included glioblastomas, anaplastic astrocytomas, anaplastic oligodendrogliomas, anaplastic mixed gliomas and low-grade oligodendrogliomas. Jennifer I. Stern, MD, from the Department of Neurology at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago, Illinois, reported that 10 patients remain in the study. "In all 10, tumor size is stable or smaller," Dr. Stern told Medscape. Tumors progressed in two patients and the drug was discontinued, Dr. Stern reported. In another four patients, the drug was discontinued for other reasons: two patients elected to discontinue treatment, a rash developed in a third patient, and temozolomide therapy was stopped in a fourth patient for other reasons, "but in all four of these patients, tumor size was stable or smaller at the time temozolomide was stopped," Dr. Stern said. Adverse effects of temozolomide were generally mild, Dr. Stern said. The most commonly reported adverse effects were fatigue, nausea, and vomiting. Four patients experienced thrombocytopenia, and neutropenia occurred in three patients. Treatment was temporarily discontinued in these seven patients. One patient required a blood transfusion, but senior investigator Nicholas A. Vick, MD, stressed that "none of these side effects were life-threatening. That is what is so exciting about this drug." Temozolomide was approved in 1999 for the treatment of a number of brain tumors. But Dr. Stern noted that the approved duration of treatment was for a maximum of two years. "There has been little or no data on the efficacy or toxicity of temozolomide treatment beyond two years," she commented. Of the three patients in the study with malignant glioblastomas, tumor size is stable or smaller after as long as 30 months after the initiation of temozolomide therapy. "The life expectancy in malignant glioblastoma is six to 12 months, so this is impressive," Dr. Stern noted. She added that for all patients in the study, "the vast majority are functional and leading normal lives." Prior to the approval of temozolomide, long-term treatment of glioblastomas wasn't possible because of the high toxicity of the drugs available, Dr. Vick noted. "Patients' blood counts would go to hell. "We have never been able to talk about maintenance treatment for glioblastomas before," Dr. Vick told Medscape. "It's been like talking about pigs flying." ANA 128th Annual Meeting: Neuro-oncology posters. Presented Oct. 20, 2003. Reviewed by Gary D. Vogin, MD ......................................... Neurology. 2006 Feb 14;66(3):427-9. Links Comment in: Neurology. 2006 Aug 8;67(3):543-4; author reply 543-4. Is protracted low-dose temozolomide feasible in glioma patients?Tosoni A, Cavallo G, Ermani M, Scopece L, Franceschi E, Ghimenton C, Gardiman M, Pasetto L, Blatt V, Brandes AA. Department of Medical Oncology, University Hospital of Padova, Padova, Italy. The authors investigated the safety of 75 mg/m2 temozolomide for 21 days every 28 days in glioma patients. This schedule could lead to DNA repair enzyme O6-alkylguanine-DNA alkyltransferase depletion, contributing to overcoming drug resistance. Although Phase III studies are forthcoming, no data are available on the long-term toxicity of temozolomide, which, in this series, incurred prolonged, cumulative lymphopenia, which leads to a high incidence of infections. PMID: 16476947 Answered by Cherise Humphery 6 months ago.
Has anyone ever been on the oral chemotherapy Temodar?
If yes..wat are the side effects
Asked by Fransisca Mammenga 6 months ago.
They should be listed on the documentation given to you by the pharmacist. Not everyone experiences the same side effects or side effects at all. Answered by Artie Veneziano 6 months ago.
Is Temozolomide (brand names Temodar; Temodal; Temcad) cytostatic?
and how good will it do if used when you have Rheumatoid Arthritis. Or where is Better place where I can ask this question.
Asked by Thurman Sheetz 6 months ago.
Yes, it's cytostatic. Like most traditional chemotherapy agents its primary mode of operation is to stop cellular division. I can't speak to any interactions with rheumatoid arthritis. Answered by Leland Servantez 6 months ago.
Hi all: starting temodar rx for treatment of anaplastic astrocytoma brain tumor. strange side effects?
anyone suffer from side effects? details on fighting those side effects. they sound pretty substantial. thanx mike in conn.
Asked by Tommie Ficarra 6 months ago.
You asked this question a few days ago. If you are still having this problem please see a doctor. Good luck! Answered by Cecila Scarlata 6 months ago.
What are the best drugs for metastatic brain tumors?
Thank you, I will look into those. Anymore suggestions? Thank you.
Asked by Ardath Oliverio 6 months ago.
I understand, but do you know of any drugs that are known to just help the pain? My grandfather lives in a poor country in Eastern Europe, and he is very skeptical of any doctor. I just thought that I might be able to purchase some better drugs from the US, or Canada then what he can get there (Although I'm sure he will be able to obtain the right drugs if only he went to a doctor) Any other suggestions? Thanks. Answered by Kent Kendzior 6 months ago.
Is that drug "Avastin"? (That's the marketing name - it has a scientific name that starts with a "b".) Avastin is the drug that was in the news about 3 weeks ago where the FDA had a statement about Avastin and advanced breast cancer research. BTW - I have early stages of breast cancer and am taking traditional chemo but I'm in a clinical studies group and receiving Avastin. The cost if you had to pay for it is $50K to $90K/year/patient. It has proven to be very beneficial to small cell lung cancer patients and colon cancer patients so they moved the studies to breast cancer. It is a Phase III clinical trial drug which means it already has FDA approval to use on humans and the dosage is just being investigated right now. My doctors all say they are hearing very good news on this drug.... Good luck. PS - If the drug is Avastin - it's not a chemo therapy. You don't get sick like chemo (and no hair loss). It smothers out the oxygen on the cancer - you can even work during Avastin. Answered by Ira Torey 6 months ago.
Ketocal is in studies . It can help slow brain tumours. You can buy and send to him. Biobran is a immunoestimulant, maybe can help him. Answered by Shawnta Bellar 6 months ago.
the best thing i can tell you is the go see your Dr. for info. on this. I've included some website that might help you tho. i dont know anything about cancer.... But DEFINITELY talk to your Dr. Answered by Delphine Emigh 6 months ago.
doxorubicin and daxoterel. im a pharmacist Answered by Tinisha Giannavola 6 months ago.
Any help for someone with in-operable brain cancer other than just radiation?
My sister-in-law had breast cancer a year ago. We all thought it was defeated. She started having headaches. Cat scan revealed 3 tumors on the brain. Only thing recommended is radiation to shrink the tumors for a short period of time.Anyone know of any, any other possible alternatives?She is only 49 years...
Asked by Kent Pritt 6 months ago.
My sister-in-law had breast cancer a year ago. We all thought it was defeated. She started having headaches. Cat scan revealed 3 tumors on the brain. Only thing recommended is radiation to shrink the tumors for a short period of time. Anyone know of any, any other possible alternatives? She is only 49 years old and too, precious to lose. Answered by Pauletta Denna 6 months ago.
Temodar concurrently with radiation. Possibly avastin and maybe even gamma knife. Answered by Sharleen Capece 6 months ago.
Cancer is not a disease but a vitamin difficiency. You can try boiling lemongrass and giving her eight glasses to drink each day. Apricot seeds are an alternative if you break the apricot kernel and take the seeds inside. Pound the seeds into crumbs or powder and mix it with some food or drink. Apple seeds also cure cancer. Radiotherapy is not recommended and I would avoid it if I can. It not only kills the cancer cells but also the healthy ones. This is why many radiotherapy patients end up so weak. Believe me, such simple herbs and fruits can contain the ingredients to cure cancer and it is barely known. This is because there are more people making a living from cancer than dying from it. Give it a try, you have nothing to lose. But of course, don't expect the cure effect to happen immediately. Refer to the source page below. I'm sure there are other such pages. Answered by Marielle Fedder 6 months ago.
Hi As sad as it is we will all die at some point in time. Medicine has come a long way in recent times and so many now have a greater chance at survival then in previous times. One would think that if there were another way with a great deal of success the doctors would be more incline to try it. Maybe chat with the doctors before they start the radiation process and ask their advice on other procedures that maybe available and any info that has been published on these medical achievements. Cya :) Answered by Melda Deegan 6 months ago.
I need the name of a drug for brain irrigation, something as tevonil?
Asked by Dennise Wharton 6 months ago.
Temodar. But that's for brain tumors. I've never heard of brain irrigation. Answered by Jarvis Broersma 6 months ago.