If you have been diagnosed with a particular type of brain tumor, your healthcare provider may prescribe 300 mg of the chemotherapy drug Temodar® (temozolomide). This medicine is available in the form of a capsule and as an injection that is given slowly into a vein (intravenously, or by IV).
Temodar is available in a number of strengths. The dosage your healthcare provider recommends is highly individualized and will depend on the reason you are using this medication, how you respond to it, your height and weight, and various other factors.
When using the capsules, you may need to take different strengths of capsules to make up your dose. Make sure you know exactly how many capsules of each strength you should be taking.
(Click Temodar for an in-depth look at various topics on this prescription drug, including specific uses, how it works, potential side effects, and safety precautions to review before beginning treatment.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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