Thalon 100 mg Tablet is used alone or in combination with other medicines for the treatment of multiple myeloma. Thalon 100 mg is also used for the treatment and prevention of the symptoms of erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL) and as a maintenance therapy to prevent and suppress the recurrence of erythema nodosum leprosum. It is not recommended for use in children less than 12 years of age.
Thalon 100 mg Tablet contains 'thalidomide'. Thalidomide is a medicine that helps the body's immune system attack cancer directly. It works by stopping cancer cells from growing, stopping blood vessels from growing and stimulating the immune system to attack cancer cells. This is how Thalon 100 mg helps treat multiple myeloma.
Thalon 100 mg Tablet may cause some common side effects including depression, confusion, incoordination, heart failure, bradycardia, pulmonary embolism, dyspnoea, bronchopneumopathy, interstitial lung disease, vomiting, dry mouth, toxic rash, and dry skin. Talk to your doctor or health care professional if you experience any of these side effects for a long time.
If you are pregnant, you should not take this medicine as there is a risk of your baby being born with severe birth defects or death. If you are breast-feeding you should avoid taking Thalon Tablet. This medicine can cause dizziness, drowsiness and blurred vision, so do not drive or walk if you are not alert. This medicine is not recommended for use in children under 18 years of age as safety and effectiveness have not been established. Avoid drinking alcohol with Thalon 100 Tablet as this may increase dizziness. Tell your doctor about your medical condition and all the medicines you are taking to avoid possible side effects/interactions.
It is recommended that you take Thalon Tablet at the same time each day, one hour after a meal. The appropriate dose and frequency of this medicine will be determined by your doctor based on your specific condition, and these instructions may be adjusted as necessary. The effectiveness of this medicine is dependent on it.
Multiple myeloma: Multiple myeloma is a cancer that affects plasma cells, a type of white blood cell found in the bone marrow. Plasma cells are responsible for making antibodies that help the body fight infections. In multiple myeloma, abnormal plasma cells accumulate in the bone marrow, crowding out normal cells and leading to the production of abnormal antibodies. Thalon 100 mg Tablet has immunomodulatory and anti-angiogenic properties. It is thought to exert its anti-myeloma effects by modulating the immune system and inhibiting the growth of blood vessels that support the tumour.
Erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL): Erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL) is a type of reaction associated with leprosy, a chronic infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae. Erythema nodosum leprosum is characterised by the sudden onset of painful, erythematous (reddish) and nodular skin lesions. Thalon 100 mg has been shown to be very effective in the treatment of ENL. It helps to relieve symptoms, reduce inflammation and improve the overall quality of life of people affected by this condition.
Thalon Tablet can be taken at the same time each day, one hour after a meal. The appropriate dose and frequency of this medicine will be determined by your doctor based on your specific condition, and these instructions may be adjusted as necessary. The effectiveness of this medicine is dependent on it.
The Thalon 100 mg Tablet is an anti-cancer drug that helps to boost the immune system and kill the cancer cells. Thalon 100 mg Tablet works by interfering with the production of Interleukin Growth Factor, which myeloma cells need to grow. It destroys or prevents the growth of new blood vessels. It also helps strengthen the germ-fighting immune system. It helps control inflammation.
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while using Thalon 100 mg. Alcohol may increase or decrease the effectiveness of the medicine and also increase the risk of side effects. It is the best advice for you before consuming alcohol, you can talk with a doctor or pharmacist, and they will tell you consumption of alcohol is safe or not.
Thalon 100 mg Tablet may cause dizziness, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating and coordinating, which may affect your ability to drive a vehicle safely. It is important to follow your doctor's instructions and take necessary precautions such as avoiding driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if you suffer from the side effects of this Thalon 100.
Breastfeeding while taking Thalon Tablet is not recommended. It can pass into breast milk and may cause harm to the baby. It is important to talk to your doctor about the possible risks and benefits of continuing to breastfeed if you are breastfeeding and taking this medicine. Your doctor can help you make the best decision for you and your baby's health.
Thalon 100 mg Tablet is likely to be safe for use in patients with kidney disease. The limited data available suggest that it may not be necessary to adjust the dose of Thalon Tablet in these patients. Consult your doctor for advice.
Thalon 100 mg Tablet is likely to be safe for use in patients with liver disease. The limited data available suggest that it may not be necessary to adjust the dose of Thalon Tablet in these patients. Consult your doctor for advice.
Use of Thalon 100 mg may be unsafe during pregnancy as animal studies indicate that it may harm the developing foetus. However, if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, it is important to talk to your doctor about the potential risks and benefits of taking Thalon Tablet during pregnancy. Your doctor will be able to help you make the best decision for you and your baby's health.
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