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Oncothal Capsule

By ZYDUS CADILA HEALTHCARE LTD
10 Capsule(s) in Strip
MRP 518.75*
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Oncothal 100 MG Description

Oncothal Capsule is an immunomodulatory medicine. It modulates the immune system. Oncothal is used to treat lepra reaction of skin as well as white blood cell cancer. It contains thalidomide as an ac

tive ingredient. This medicine acts by inhibiting the release of a certain chemical substance that causes swelling. It also modulates and strengthens the immune system. It kills and inhibits the growth of cancer cells, thereby preventing the spread of cancer. Take Oncothal as advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking this medicine on your own. Oncothal Capsule should be avoided if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy.

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ContainsThalidomide(100.0 Mg)
UsesCancer and Lepra reaction
Side effectsDizziness, sleepiness, constipation, tremor
TherapyANTI-NEOPLASTIC
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uses

Uses of Oncothal 100 MG

  • Used to treat skin reactions caused due to leprosy.
  • It is also used to treat white blood cell cancer.
contraindications

Contraindications of Oncothal 100 MG

  • If you are allergic to thalidomide or any other ingredients of Oncothal Capsule.
  • If you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or of childbearing age.
  • If male patients are unable to comply with the contraceptive method.
sideEffects

Side effects of Oncothal 100 MG

  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Constipation
  • Peripheral swelling
  • Tremors
  • Anaemia
  • Decreased blood count
  • Abnormal sensations such as pricking and tingling
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Oncothal 100 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Oncothal Capsule during pregnancy?
A:
Oncothal Capsule should not be used during pregnancy as it may cause serious harm to the unborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are planning pregnancy while on this medicine.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Oncothal Capsule while breastfeeding?
A:
It is not known if the component of Oncothal passes into the breastmilk.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Oncothal Capsule?
A:
You should avoid driving as you may feel fatigued, dizzy and sleepy after taking Oncothal Capsule.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Oncothal Capsule?
A:
No, you should not consume alcohol while on Oncothal as it may worsen the side effect. Talk to your doctor if you consume it often.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are above 50 years of age, menopausal or of non-childbearing age.
  • You are using any kind of contraceptive method.
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • You have heart disease or conditions.
  • You have thyroid or a blood disorder.
  • You have kidney or liver damage.
  • You experience an allergic reaction after taking Oncothal.
  • You have or experience a tingling sensation or numbness of the extremities.
  • You have or had any kind of cancer or cancer lysis.
  • You have any active infections.
  • You feel sleepy or dizzy.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Oncothal 100 MG

How Does It Work?

Thalidomide acts by inhibiting the growth and multiplication of cancer cells and stops cancer cells from making their own blood vessels. Thus, kills the cancer cells. It also modulates the immune syst...
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directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Oncothal 100 MG

  • Oncothal Capsule is to be taken as advised by the doctor.
  • Take the medicine with a glass of water.
  • Take the medicine at a fixed time every day for optimal results.
interactions

Interactions of Oncothal 100 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines affect the way the Oncothal Capsule works or Oncothal itself reduces the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Inform the doctor about other medicine, herbal preparation and supplements you are taking to avoid possible interactions.
  • Especially if you are taking oral contraceptive medicines, blood thinners, anti-allergic medicine, other cancer medicine or medicine used to treat brain-related disorders.
  • If you are taking digoxin.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Oncothal 100 MG

  • Store Oncothal Capsule at room temperature in a cool and dry place, away from heat and moisture.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.
dosage

Dosage of Oncothal 100 MG

Overdose

Overdose of Oncothal may cause drowsiness, irritability, sickness and headache. If you think you have taken too much of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

Missing a dose of Oncothal Capsule may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. If you missed any dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, then skip t...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can I stop taking Oncothal Capsule if I feel better?

A: Do not stop taking Oncothal Capsule until and unless your doctor advises you. If you stop taking this medicine, it can lead to an incomplete killing of cancer cells and thus increase the risk of reoccurrence of cancer. The doctor will gradually decrease the dose as per the need.

Q: My husband is on Oncothal. Can we plan pregnancy after completing the course of this medicine?

A: No, you should not plan pregnancy after the completion of the last dose with Oncothal Capsule. Always consult your doctor before planning a pregnancy and use an effective contraceptive method.
Product Details
Brand
ONCOTHAL
Last Updated on: 17 Jun 2022 | 04:39 PM (IST)
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