Lysodren Mitotane and/or alternatives
Lysodren 500mgManufacturer: Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada Source Country : Canada
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Description of Lysodren
Lysodren is the brand name for mitotane, which is an oral chemotherapeutic agent. You can buy Lysodren for the treatment of certain forms of cancer. This medicine works by preventing and slowing down the spread of cancer cells in the body.
Lysodren is specifically prescribed for the treatment of adrenal cortical carcinoma, also known as adrenal gland cancer. Your doctor may prescribe Lysodren for other medical purposes as well. Lysodren is available in the form of white colored, scored tablets containing Lysodren 500mg.
Indications & Dosage of Lysodren
Lysodren is indicated for treating inoperable adrenal gland cancer (functional as well as non-functional). The first dosage of Lysodren tablets would usually be taken in the office or hospital setting. This is done so that the patient can be carefully monitored for any signs of side effects. Your doctor would prescribe the exact dosage of Lysodren to be taken and the total duration of treatment, which you must follow strictly.
You may take Lysodren on an empty or full stomach, but you must always handle the tablet using clean and dry rubber gloves. Never break and crush the tablet. If the tablet accidently breaks, then the pieces cannot be consumed and must be disposed properly. The drug in Lysodren tablets can prove to be extremely dangerous when it comes into contact with skin. If your skin has accidently rubbed against this drug, then you must wash that area properly using water and soap. Your doctor would instruct you on the right way to dispose of broken Lysodren pills.
You may be given steroids along with Lysodren in order to achieve the best results. Your doctor may also change your dosage every now or then. You must, therefore, refrain from changing your dosage by yourself without consulting your doctor.
You may need to stop your Lysodren treatment temporarily in some cases, like a serious injury, infection or medical emergency.
Side Effects & Interactions of Lysodren
Lysodren is known to cause the following severe side effects:
- Feeling like passing out
- Unexpected weight loss
- Blood in the urine
- Double vision, blurred vision
- Painful urination or burning sensation while urinating
- Rapid, pounding heart rate
- Cold and clammy skin, excessive sweating
- High fever, uncontrolled shaking
Lysodren may also cause the following mild side effects:
- Appetite loss
- Diarrhea, vomiting and nausea
- Mild skin rashes
- Depression or depressed mood
- Tiredness, drowsiness
- Dizziness, spinning sensation
Lysodren may interact with drugs that cause sleepiness, such as narcotic pain relievers, sedatives, cold and allergy medicines, muscle relaxants and medicines that treat anxiety, depression and seizures. Other specific drugs that may interact with Lysodren include spironolactone and blood thinners like warfarin.
Warnings & Precautions of Lysodren
You must not buy Lysodren if you have previously suffered from an allergy to mitotane. Your doctor must be aware of your complete medical history before prescribing Lysodren, especially if you have liver disease, recently healed infection, trauma or surgery.