THALIX

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Thalix

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Medicine Details  

Brand Name: Thalix  

Generic Name: Thalidomide  

Manufacturer: Fresenius Kabi India  

Dosage Form: Capsule  

Strength: 50mg and 100mg  

Composition: Thalidomide  

Packaging: 10 capsules (10 / strip)  

Indication: Multiple myeloma and lepra reaction  

Storage: Store at room temperature  

Overview 

Thalix (Thalidomide) capsule is used in the treatment of multiple myeloma and lepra reactions. This medicine kills the cancer cells and helps to prevent their growth in the body. It is important to take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Dosage is based on your medical condition and your response to the treatment. Do not take this medicine in the wrong way as it may lead to some severe side effects. Do not use a Thalix capsule if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.  If you experience any signs and symptoms while receiving this medicine, inform your doctor immediately. 

Pharmacodynamics 

Thalidomide is an immunomodulatory agent with a spectrum of activity that is not fully characterized. Thalidomide contains both left and right-handed isomers in equal amounts: one enantiomer is effective against morning sickness, and the other is teratogenic. The cellular processes of angiogenesis inhibited by Thalix may include the proliferation of endothelial cells. After the oral administration, the effect of this medicine can be observed in 2-5 hours.  

Usage 

Thalix (Thalidomide) belongs to a group of medications that affects how your immune system works. This capsule modulates the activity of the body’s immune system and helps in attacking the cancer cells. Take a Thalix capsule on an empty stomach with a glass of water. It is advisable not to change or stop the dose without taking suggestions from your doctor. Do not use a Thalix capsule without consulting with your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Avoid the consumption of alcohol while having treatment with this medicine because it may increase the risk of excessive drowsiness.  

Interactions 

Thalix capsules can interact with other medications. Interactions can increase the risk of side effects. Don’t forget to disclose and discuss your previous medical history with the doctor.  

Medicine Interactions  

  • Clozapine  

  • Axitinib  

  • Ethinyl Estradiol 

  • Letrozole  

  • Irinotecan  

  • Baricitinib  

Disease Interactions  

  • Seizures  

  • HIV infection  

  • Neutropenia  

Alcohol Interaction 

  • Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while having treatment with this medicine because it may increase the risk of dizziness and drowsiness.  

Contraindications 

  • Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to Thalidomide.  

  • Thalix (Thalidomide)medicine is not recommended in patients known to be hypersensitive. 

  • Do not use Thalix capsules if you are pregnant.

Substitutes 

  • Thycad  

  • Thaloda  

  • Redemide  

  • Thaloma  

Side effects  

This medicine may cause some side effects. Discuss the risks and benefits of the Thalix capsule with the doctor before starting the treatment. 

Common side effects 

  • Dizziness  

  • Chest pain  

  • Headache  

  • Muscle weakness  

  • Anxiety  

  • Blood clots  

  • Fever  

  • Weight gain 

  • Fatigue  

  • Constipation 

  • Decreased white blood cell count  

  • Swelling  

  • Loss of appetite  

  • Irregular heartbeat  

  • Nausea  

  • Drowsiness  

  • Sore throat  

  • Back pain  

  • Pale skin  

  • Unusual weakness  

  • Blurred vision  

  • Cough  

  • Decreased calcium level in the blood  

  • Rash  

  • Neuropathy  

  • Seizures  

  • Loss of taste  

  • Unusual bleeding  

  • Back pain  

  • Confusion  

  • Allergic reaction  

  • Unusual tiredness 

  • Difficulty in breathing  

  • Loss of coordination 

Note -  Contact your medical practitioner if any side effects occur. 

Dosage  

Take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop or skip your regular dosing schedule.  

Missed dose  

  • It is advisable not to miss a dose. If you miss a scheduled dose of Thalix capsules, contact your doctor immediately.  

Overdose  

  • In case of an overdose of the Thalix capsules, the doctor will provide emergency medical treatment. 

Warnings 

Before starting treatment with Thalix medicine, please inform your doctor about your previous medical history. If you experience any signs and symptoms while receiving this medication, do not ignore those symptoms because it may lead to higher risk. 

  • Contraception  

  • Use suitable methods of contraception to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.  

  • Children and adolescents  

  • Thalix capsules are not advisable for use in children under 12 years of age.  

Warnings for female  

  • Pregnancy 

  • Do not use Thalix (Thalidomide) medicine if you are planning to become pregnant. Avoid this medication at the time of pregnancy.  

  • Breastfeeding 

  • This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding unless it is essential. Please consult with your doctor before starting treatment with this medication. 

Precautions 

  • This medicine may increase the risk of excessive drowsiness and dizziness.  

  • Inform your doctor if you experience any side effects like - diarrhea, loss of strength, swelling, loss of appetite, pale skin, and vomiting.  

  • Thalix capsules may increase the risk of a heart attack. Close monitoring of heart function is required in such patients.  

  • Do not skip a scheduled dose of Thalix (Thalidomide) medicine. 

Cautions 

  • Do not breastfeed while receiving this medication. 

  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery. 

  • Not safe for pregnant women.   

  • Do not crush or open the capsule.  

Q1. What is Thalix (Thalidomide)? 

Ans. It is used in the treatment of multiple myeloma and lepra reactions. This medicine kills the cancer cells and helps to prevent their growth in the body.  

Q2. How does the Thalix capsule work?  

Ans. This capsule modulates the activity of the body’s immune system and helps in attacking the cancer cells. 

Q3. What are the side effects? 

Ans. Some common side effects are:- dizziness, chest pain, anxiety, headache, muscle weakness, sore throat, bleeding, pale skin, vomiting, etc.  

Q4. In what strength is it available? 

Ans. This medicine is available in the strength of 50mg and 100mg.  

Q5. Can I take this medicine during pregnancy?  

Ans. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy.  

Q6. Can I consume alcohol while receiving this medicine?  

Ans. Avoid consuming alcohol because it may cause drowsiness.  

Q7. How to take this medicine?  

Ans. It is important to take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.  

Q8. What happens if I miss a dose?  

Ans. If you miss a scheduled dose of Thalix capsule, contact your doctor immediately. 

Q9. What should I avoid while receiving this medication?  

Ans. Follow your doctor’s advice about any restrictions on food and other activities. 

Q10. Does this medicine affect liver function?  

Ans. Please consult your doctor before consuming this drug. 

Q11. Can I drive after taking this medicine?  

Ans. This medicine may affect your vision and your ability to concentrate.  

Q12. Can I take this medicine during breastfeeding?  

Ans. This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding unless it is necessary.  

Q13. What are the storage conditions?  

Ans. Store this medicine at room temperature.  

 

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