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Lysodren
(Mitotane)

Formulation : Tablet

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No Generic Alternative Available

No generic alternative is available for this drug.

What is Lysodren /Mitotane used for?

Lysodren is a prescription medication that is used to slow the growth of cancerous cells, especially those located in the adrenal gland.

How should Lysodren /Mitotane be stored?

Lysodren should be stored in an area that is protected from heat and moisture at room temperature.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Lysodren/Mitotane ?

Take Lysodren exactly as prescribed by a doctor. When taking Lysodren, follow the directions on your prescription label. Avoid contact between Lysodren tablets and skin, and do not consume a tablet if it is broken. It may take several months for this medication to take full effect. Lysodren can be taken with or without food.

When should Lysodren /Mitotane not be taken?

If you are <a href="http://www.doctorsolve.com/productPage.aspx?DrugName=Epi+Pen+Adult "> allergic</a> to any of the ingredients in Lysodren, you should not take this medication. If you have any type of infection, serious injury or medical emergency, your doctor may advise you to stop taking Lysodren for a period of time.

What precautions should I follow when taking Lysodren /Mitotane ?

Before taking Lysodren, notify your doctor if you have liver disease or if you have recently had any infections, trauma or surgery.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Lysodren /Mitotane ?

When taking Lysodren, ensure that the Lysodren tablet does to come into contact with the skin under any circumstances. This medication can be dangerous if applied externally. If your skin does come into contact with this medication, wash area well with soap and water. Wearing rubber gloves when taking this medication is recommended. Keep Lysodren out of the reach of children. This medication may impair your thinking and reactions, so use with caution if you are required to do anything that requires you to be alert and fully awake.

When should Lysodren /Mitotane not be taken?

Severe side effects include: feeling like you might pass out; fast or pounding heartbeats; warmth, redness, or tingly feeling under your skin; sweating, cold or clammy skin; high fever, chills, uncontrolled shaking; blurred or double vision; confusion, pr

Common and less serious side effects include: dizziness, spinning sensation; drowsiness, tired feeling; depressed mood; mild skin rash; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; or loss of appetite.

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