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Temozolomide Disease Interactions

There are 4 disease interactions with temozolomide:

Major

Temozolomide (Includes Temozolomide) ↔ Urticaria

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Allergies, Urticaria

Temozolomide is contraindicated in patients with a history of urticaria, allergic reaction including anaphylaxis, toxic epidermal necrolysis, and Stevens-Johnson syndrome.

Moderate

Temozolomide (Includes Temozolomide) ↔ Hepatic Impairment

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Liver Disease

A study showed that the pharmacokinetics of temozolomide in patients with mild-to-moderate hepatic impairment (Child-Pugh Class I - II) were similar to those observed in patients with normal hepatic function. Caution should be exercised when temozolomide is administered to patients with severe hepatic impairment.

Moderate

Temozolomide (Includes Temozolomide) ↔ Myelosuppression

Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Bone Marrow Depression/Low Blood Counts, Pancytopenia

Patients treated with temozolomide may experience myelosuppression, including prolonged pancytopenia, which may result in aplastic anemia, which in some cases has resulted in a fatal outcome. Prior to dosing, patients must have an absolute neutrophil count (ANC) grater than or equal to 1.5 × 109/L and a platelet count grater than or equal to 100 × 109/L. A complete blood count should be obtained on Day 22 (21 days after the first dose) or within 48 hours of that day, and weekly until the ANC is above 1.5 × 109/L and platelet count exceeds 100 × 109/L. Therapy with temozolomide should be administered cautiously in patients with compromised bone marrow reserve. Close clinical monitoring of hematopoietic function is recommended.

Moderate

Temozolomide (Includes Temozolomide) ↔ Renal Impairment

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Renal Dysfunction

Temozolomide population pharmacokinetic analysis indicated that creatinine clearance over the range of 36 to 130 mL/min/m2 has no effect on its clearance after oral administration. The pharmacokinetics of temozolomide have not been studied in patients with severely impaired renal function (CrCl <36 mL/min/m2). Caution should be exercised when temozolomide is administered to patients with severe renal impairment. Temozolomide has not been studied in patients on dialysis.

temozolomide drug Interactions

There are 180 drug interactions with temozolomide

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.

Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

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