Mitotane

 

General English name: Mitotane

Brand: Lysodren

Application: Adrenal cancer

 

 

 

 

 

Drug forms of mitotane

Mitotan Drug Information

The correct amount and method of taking Mitotane

Contraindications to the use of mitotane

Mitotane use during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of taking Mitotane on driving

Mitotic drug interactions

Mitotane Warning

Side effects of mitotane

Complications of Mitotane Overdose (Mitotane Poisoning)

Storage conditions of Mitotane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drug forms of mitotane

Tablet

 

Mitotan Drug Information

Mitotane is used to treat adrenal cancer. It works by reducing or stopping the growth of adrenal gland cells as well as reducing the amount of hormones made by the adrenal glands.

 

The correct amount and method of taking Mitotane

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get medication information about the drug and to be aware of its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of Mitotane varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. You should usually take this medicine 3-4 times a day.
  • Take this medicine with or without food at a set time.
  • Take this medicine regularly.
  • Try not to miss a dose of medicine.
  • The dose of mitotane and the course of treatment with this drug depends on the patient's weight and its effectiveness for the patient.

 

Contraindications to the use of mitotane

  • Pay attention to the expiration date of your medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
  • Never give Mitotane to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for drug interactions and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Mitotane use during pregnancy and lactation

You should not use it arbitrarily and without consulting a doctor during the period when you decide to have a baby, as well as during pregnancy and lactation. Mitotane may also be harmful to the fetus. It is absorbed through the lungs and skin, and you should not even inhale the dust or carry it by hand during pregnancy.

 

The effect of taking Mitotane on driving

Mitotan can cause symptoms such as drowsiness and dizziness. If you have these symptoms, avoid driving.

 

 Mitotic drug interactions

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Mitotan can speed up the elimination of other drugs from your body and may affect how they work. Examples of affected drugs include: Doravirine, naldamedine, ranolazine, some drugs used to treat hepatitis C (such as asonaprovir, daclatasovir, ambitasovir / paritapirovir / ritonavir / ombitasvir / rititavir / paritaprevir)

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking medicines that cause drowsiness, including: alcohol, marijuana, antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), sleeping pills or anti-anxiety medications. Such as alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem, muscle relaxants (such as karyoproteol, cyclobenzaprine), antidepressants or antitussives (such as codeine, hydrocodone).

Check labels on all your medications (such as allergies or colds and cough medicines); Because most of their ingredients cause drowsiness and dizziness. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about taking these medicines.

 

Mitotane Warning

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking mitotane:

  • If you are pregnant, planning to have a baby, or if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have liver problems.
  • If you use alcohol or drugs.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of mitotane

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some side effects may occur if you take more than the dose of this medicine. If any of these side effects occur, your doctor should be informed:

nausea

Diarrhea

Vomit

Vertigo

Drowsiness

Vertigo

Loss of appetite

Weakness

Rapid or unusual weight loss, psychological changes (such as depression, confusion), vision changes (such as blurred vision, double vision), skin discoloration, fainting, light bleeding or bruising, bloody urine, symptoms of ovarian cysts (such as abnormal bleeding) Vagina, pelvic pain): If you have such complications, see a doctor immediately. Skin rash and allergic symptoms: If you have such serious side effects, see a doctor immediately.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of Mitotane.

 

Complications of Mitotane Overdose (Mitotane Poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of Mitotane

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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