GLIOZ 20mg Capsule 5's


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Drug Information for GLIOZ 20mg Capsule 5's

What is GLIOZ 20mg Capsule used for?

GLIOZ 20mg Capsule is used for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive type of brain tumour. It is often used in conjunction with radiation therapy.

GLIOZ 20mg Capsule may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does GLIOZ 20mg Capsule work?

GLIOZ 20mg Capsule belongs to the class of drugs called alkylating agents. This drug acts by breaking the double standard DNA, which results in the tumour cell death. It further inhibits the replication of the daughter cells and blocks the tumour cell cycle.

How to take GLIOZ 20mg Capsule?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take GLIOZ 20mg Capsule as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug on an empty stomach, as the presence of food in the stomach can decrease its therapeutic effect.

If you miss a dose of GLIOZ 20mg Capsule, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of GLIOZ 20mg Capsule may include:

  • Pale skin
  • Increased thirst
  • Confusion
  • Unusual weakness
  • Decreased urination

You must seek immediate medical care if you experience any of the above symptoms.

What are the drugs that interact with GLIOZ 20mg Capsule?

Drugs that interact with GLIOZ 20mg Capsule include the following:

  • Adalimumab
  • Clozapine
  • Deferiprone
  • Dexamethasone
  • Infliximab
  • Leflunomide
  • Lomitapide
  • Small pox vaccine
  • Teriflunomide
  • Thalidomide

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of GLIOZ 20mg Capsule?

The following are the most common side effects of GLIOZ 20mg Capsule:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Mouth sores
  • Constipation
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Changes in taste
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Chills
  • Seizures
  • Trouble breathing
  • Abdominal pain
  • Decreased white blood cell count

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking GLIOZ 20mg Capsule?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to GLIOZ 20mg Capsule or similar drugs.
  • Limit the intake of alcoholic beverages while taking GLIOZ 20mg Capsule medication.
  • Consult your doctor before taking GLIOZ 20mg Capsule medicine during breastfeeding.
  • Be cautious while shaving or brushing your teeth to prevent the risk of bleeding or injury.
  • Monitor your blood count and liver function while taking GLIOZ 20mg Capsule.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking GLIOZ 20mg Capsule medication, as it can cause severe drowsiness or blurred vision.

You are advised not to take GLIOZ 20mg Capsule if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking GLIOZ 20mg Capsule?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of bleeding disorders, kidney or liver impairment.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Notify the doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently Asked questions about GLIOZ 20mg Capsule

  1. Is it common to experience pale and yellow skin while taking GLIOZ 20mg Capsule medication?
  2. Yes. Yellowing of skin and eyes is one of the common side effects of GLIOZ 20mg Capsule medication. It is one of the symptoms of jaundice. Therefore, consult your doctor immediately to prevent further complications.

  3. Can I continue taking GLIOZ 20mg Capsule medication before undergoing a surgery?
  4. Consult your doctor before taking GLIOZ 20mg Capsule medication prior to a scheduled surgery.

  5. How should GLIOZ 20mg Capsule be stored?
  6. GLIOZ 20mg Capsule should be stored at room temperature away from heat, light and excess moisture. Keep the medication away from the reach of children.

  7. Is it safe to alter the dose of GLIOZ 20mg Capsule medicine?
  8. No. It is not advised to alter the dose of GLIOZ 20mg Capsule medication as it can increase the risk of developing bone marrow cancer. Therefore, do not alter the dose of GLIOZ 20mg Capsule without medical supervision.

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