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Temodar medication is used in the treatment of certain types of brain cancer.



GENERIC NAME(S): Temozolomide

Class: Alkylating agents

What is Temodal?

Temodal is a cancer prescription medicine that contains the active substance temozolomide. It is available as capsules (5 mg, 20 mg, 100 mg, 140 mg, 180 mg and 250 mg) and as a powder to be made up into a solution for infusion (drip into a vein).

What is Temodal used for?

Temodal is an anticancer prescription medicine. It is used to treat malignant glioma (brain tumours) in the following groups of patients:

  • adults with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme (an aggressive type of brain tumour).
  • adults and children three years of age and over with malignant glioma such as glioblastoma multiforme or anaplastic astrocytoma.

Side effects of Temodar

  • Nausea.
  • Vomiting.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Mouth sores.
  • Changes in taste.
  • Constipation.
  • Tiredness.
  • Dizziness.
  • Trouble sleeping.
  • Headache.

Consult your doctor immediately if any side effects occur, worsen, persist or any serious side effects occur.


  • Make sure you are not allergic to Temodar.
  • Tell your doctor about your medical history.
  • Before going under surgery tell your doctor about the medication.
  • Before any vaccination, discuss with your doctor about your medication.
  • In pregnancy, Temodar is not allowed.
  • Breastfeeding not allowed.


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