Thycad 100mg Capsule

Brand Name Thycad 100mg Capsule
Salt Composition Thalidomide (100mg)
Strength 100mg
Product Form Capsule
Pack 10 Capsule(s) in Strip
Storage Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
Category Anti-Cancer
Country of Origin India
Manufacturer Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Manufacturer/Marketer AddressCadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd,Sarkhej-Dholka Road, Bhat, Ahmedabad-382 210, INDIA.
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    Medical Description of Thycad 100mg Capsule

    Thycad 100mg Capsule contains Thalidomide 100mg used to treat Erythema nodosum leprosum and multiple myeloma. It works by altering our immune system and indirectly attacking the cancer cells and inhibiting the growth and multiplication of cancer cells.


    Thycad 100mg Capsule Uses

    It is used in the treatment of the following conditions as Erythema nodosum leprosum and multiple myeloma.

     


    Thycad 100mg Capsule Benefits

    Multiple myeloma

    It is also called Kahler’s disease. It is a type of cancer that occurs in a plasma cell. In this condition, cancer gets accumulated in the bone marrow and affects healthy blood cells. Symptoms include constipation, loss of appetite, fatigue, bone pain, weight loss, frequent infections, excessive thirst, and numbness in your legs.

    Erythema nodosum leprosum

    It is an inflammatory skin disorder that is located in a fatty layer of the skin, It usually occurs if you have taken medications like sulfa-related drugs, birth control, strep throat, fungal diseases, infectious mononucleosis. Symptoms include joint pain, sore throat, weight loss, stomach pain, diarrhea, fever, and fatigue.


    Thycad 100mg Capsule Indication

    The Thycad 100mg Capsule is prescribed in the following indications as

    • Erythema Nodosum Leprosum for prevention and suppression of cutaneous manifestations
    • Multiple myeloma

     


    Mechanism of action of Thycad 100mg Capsule

    Thycad 100mg Capsule contains Thalidomide 100mg is an anti-cancer medication, an angiogenesis inhibitor. It produces its action by acting on tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha and down-regulates the function of adhesion of leukocytes to surface molecules.  Thalidomide also acts as a vascular endothelial growth factor receptor inhibitor (VEGFR) by inhibiting the signaling process required for angiogenic activity of abnormal cancer cells. Thus, it inhibits proliferation and increases apoptosis of abnormal cancer cells.


    How Thycad 100mg Capsule works

    Thycad 100mg Capsule contains Thalidomide 100mg is an anti-cancer medication, an angiogenesis inhibitor. It produces its action by inhibiting TNF alpha by down-regulating adhesion of leukocytes and inhibits VEGFR thus blood supply to abnormal cells is reduced. Thus, it inhibits proliferation and induces apoptosis of abnormal cancer cells.


    Thycad 100mg Capsule Contraindication

    • Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to Thalidomide
    • It is contraindicated to use this medicine during pregnancy


    Thycad 100mg Capsule Side Effects

    • Fatigue
    • Hypocalcemia
    • Constipation
    • Neuropathy-sensory
    • Muscle weakness
    • Peripheral edema
    • Tremor
    • Weight loss or gain
    • Dry skin
    • Pneumonia


    FAQs for Thycad 100mg Capsule

    • I am experiencing nausea and fatigue. Is this due to the Thycad 100mg Capsule?

    Yes, the common side effect of this medicine is nausea and fatigue so it is better to eat more frequent meals to decrease nausea and also avoid foods that are salty, spicy, fatty. Drink plenty of rest and do light exercise to keep yourself active

    • I have noticed some changes in my skin after taking the Thycad 100mg Capsule? What should I do?

    Use sunscreen whenever you step outdoors and use moisturizer to get relief from the rash, dry and itchy skin. Your skin will return to normal once your treatment is stopped.

    • When should I call my doctor right away?

    If you have experienced muscle cramping, muscle weakness, confusion, vision loss, blindness, seizures, headaches, shortness of breath, swelling of your feet, high blood pressure, tiredness, fainting, tightness in the chest.


    Precautions and general warning of Thycad 100mg Capsule

    Alcohol

    It is unsafe to consume alcohol while you are receiving this medicine because it may cause excessive drowsiness, Kindly consult with your doctor.

    Driving or operating machinery

    It is considered unsafe to drive while you are receiving this medicine it may affect your ability to drive. Kindly consult with your doctor.

    Pregnancy

    The use of this medicine is considered unsafe during pregnancy because it may produce any harmful effects. Kindly consult with your doctor

    Breast Feeding

    The use of this medicine is considered unsafe during breastfeeding because it may produce any harmful effects. Kindly consult with your doctor

    Kidney Problem

    It is considered safe to use this medicine in patients who are having a renal impairment. Kindly consult with your doctor.

    Liver Disease

    It is considered safe to use this medicine in patients who are having hepatic impairment. Kindly consult with your doctor.


    How to Take Thycad 100mg Capsule

    Thycad 100mg Capsule is taken orally on an empty stomach. You should not chew, cut or crush the capsule. Initially start with a low dose and slowly increase the dose once every week. Follow the direction mentioned within the label if you probably did not understand the appliance kindly ask your doctor or pharmacist to elucidate in detail. Do not withdraw the medicine when you feel better kindly complete the course of treatment to avoid reoccurrence.


    Use of Thycad 100mg Capsule in Adult

    It is considered to be safe to use this medicine in an adult patient if the drug is prescribed by a doctor. Kindly consult with your doctor


    Use of Thycad 100mg Capsule in children

    It is considered unsafe to use this medicine in children who are below 12 years old. Kindly consult with your doctor.


    Use of Thycad 100mg Capsule in Elderly Patients

    Thycad 100mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with an elderly age group, which leads to developing further medical problems, leads to worsening the patient's health conditions. Kindly consult with your doctor. Dose modification or replacement is required based on the medical conditions of the patient.


    Other general warnings

    • Do not donate blood while you are in treatment
    • It is not recommended to use this medicine in a patient with embryo-fetal toxicity
    • The use of this medicine may increase the risk of developing venous thromboembolism in patients with multiple myeloma
    • Ischemic heart diseases and stroke was observed during this therapy
    • Peripheral neuropathy, dizziness, and orthostatic hypotension may occur
    • The use of this medicine may increase the HIV viral load when used in HIV-seropositive patients
    • Kindly monitor the patients with a history of seizures
    • Tumor lysis syndrome may occur


    Talk to your doctor if

    • You are not responding to the treatment
    • You have experienced any allergic reaction like rashes and itching
    • You have a receiving any concomitant medication and disease


    General instructions

    Thalidomide 100mg is used to treat Erythema nodosum leprosum and multiple myeloma. It produces its action by inhibiting TNF alpha by down-regulating adhesion of leukocytes and inhibits VEGFR thus blood supply to abnormal cells is reduced. Thus, it inhibits proliferation and induces apoptosis of abnormal cancer cells.


    Drug Interaction of Thycad 100mg Capsule

    Drug-Drug Interaction

    Anakinra

    It is contraindicated to use this medicine because the use of anakinra increases the effect of thalidomide and the combination of this medicine increase the risk of developing an infection

    Deferiprone

    Use alternative drug because the combination of this medicine either increases the toxicity of the other by pharmacodynamic synergism

    Cholera vaccine

    Therapy should be administered with caution because the use of thalidomide decreases the effect of cholera vaccine by immunosuppressive effects and it also increases the risk of developing an infection

    Lemborexant

    Therapy should be administered with caution because the use of lemborexant will increase the effect of the thalidomide by sedation

    Drug-Food Interaction

    Consuming alcohol increases the nervous system side effects of this medicine such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty in concentrating.

    Drug-Disease Interaction

    Seizures

    During the therapy with this medicine patients who are with a history of seizures should be monitored closely for any clinical changes because during post-approval use of thalidomide grand mal convulsion has been reported.

    Hypotension

    Therapy should be administered with caution because the use of thalidomide is associated with dizziness and orthostatic hypotension

    Neutropenia

    Therapy should be administered with caution in patients with neutropenia because the use of this medicine has been associated with decreased white blood cells counts


    Over Dose

    Take the medicine as directed by the doctor don’t overdose on the medicine. If you have taken an overdose of this medicine immediately meet the doctor and rush to the nearby hospital.


    Missed Dose

    Take the medicine as directed by the doctor. Do not skip the medicine, if you forgot to take the medicine or missed the dose. It is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Don’t take the extra dose take the regular dose immediately. Don’t use the two-dose at one time (Double Dose).


    Storage and Disposal

    • Stored at 10-30°C room temperature.
    • Protect from light and heat.
    • Keep away from children and pets. Otherwise, it becomes toxic to them.
    • Disposed of properly in a suitable bag.


    Fast Tag

    • Thalidomide 100mg is an anti-cancer medication, an angiogenesis inhibitor.
    • It is used to treat Erythema nodosum leprosum and multiple myeloma
    • Do not donate blood after or before 7 days of the treatment
    • Use non-hormonal methods of contraception to avoid pregnancy because the use of this medicine may cause fetal harm
    • Kindly consult with your doctor if you have experienced shortness of breath, chest pain, loss of appetite, and dark urine while you are receiving this medicine