Brand Name: Temodar®
, 20mg, 100mg, & 250mg
Company Name: Schering Corporation
Date Approved by FDA
: August 11, 1999
What is Temodar used for?
Temodar is used to treat a form of brain cancer
) in adults whose disease progressed after radiation therapy
, drugs commonly used to treat brain cancers.
At this time, it is not known whether Temodar will improve symptoms, keep the disease from getting worse, or help patients live longer.
General Precautions with Temodar:
Temodar can cause a decrease in the body’s ability to produce bone marrow
), which is needed to form several components of the blood
. Your doctor will check you for this condition while you are being treated with Temodar.
If you have a history of severe liver
problems your doctor will evaluate and decide if Temodar is right for you.
Because Temodar can cause birth defects
, women should avoid becoming pregnant
and stop breast-feeding
and nursing while taking Temodar. Tell your health care provider if you are already pregnant or are breast-feeding. Men and women taking Temodar should use effective birth control
Possible side effects:
Low blood count
Swelling in arms or legs
or burning feeling
Loss of appetite
More information can be found at www.fda.gov/cder/ or on the package insert