Lomtin

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Lomtin Information

Lomtin, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Capsule. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Brain Tumour. The alternative uses of Lomtin have also been explained below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Lomtin. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Lomtin also has some side effects, the most common being Shortness of Breath, Chest Pain. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Lomtin as well, which are listed below. Normally, these side effects of Lomtin are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

In addition, Lomtin's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. Further, the section on Lomtin related warnings talks about Lomtin's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Lomtin is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Bleeding, Blood Cancer as it can result in adverse effects. Other contraindications of Lomtin have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug reaction of Lomtin with other medicines has been reported. Refer to the list below for further details.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Lomtin is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Lomtin Benefits & Uses

Lomtin is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Lomtin Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Brain Tumour
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 215 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 6 Weekly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Brain Tumour
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 215 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 6 Weekly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Brain Tumour
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 190 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 6 Weekly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Brain Tumour
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 115 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 6 Weekly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


Lomtin Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Lomtin is used -

Moderate

  • Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)

Common

Unknown

Lomtin Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Lomtin safe for pregnant women?


    Lomtin shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Lomtin safe during breastfeeding?


    Taking Lomtin may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Lomtin should not be taken by breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Lomtin on the Kidneys?


    There can be some harmful effects on your kidneys after taking Lomtin. If you witness any side effects, discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Lomtin on the Liver?


    Lomtin may cause harmful effects on liver. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Lomtin on the Heart?


    Lomtin is completely safe for the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Lomtin with Other Drugs

Lomtin should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Lomtin Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Lomtin unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Lomtin

  • Is this Lomtin habit forming or addictive?


    Lomtin is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    After taking Lomtin you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Lomtin only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Lomtin is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Lomtin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Lomtin


    Taking Lomtin with food is safe.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Lomtin


    Taking alcohol with Lomtin can be dangerous.

    Severe


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Gleostine® (lomustine)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 861



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