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Side Effects of Gliadel

Just like any medicine, Gliadel can cause side effects. Not everyone who receives the drug will experience problems. However, like other chemotherapy medicines, Gliadel can cause significant side effects in many people. Talk with your healthcare provider about ways to prevent or lessen reactions to this drug.
Common side effects seen with Gliadel include but are not limited to:
  • Worsening of the condition being treated, such as tumor or cancer progression
  • Paralysis on one side of the body
  • Seizures
  • Headache
  • Confusion.
(Click Gliadel Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Drug Interactions

Gliadel could potentially interact with a few other medicines (see Gliadel Drug Interactions).

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving this medication if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Gliadel Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not receive the drug.)
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