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Mitotane

Lysodren

MITOTANE limits the activity of the adrenal gland. It is used to treat adrenal cancer that cannot be treated by surgery. Compare adrenal cytotoxic agents.
Mitotane Coupon - Mitotane 500mg tablet
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Mitotane Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine. If you are going to need surgery, be sure to tell your doctor before the procedure is scheduled. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

Tell your doctor immediately if you get a serious injury, serious infection, or any serious illness requiring a hospital visit or emergency care, including trauma. Mitotane should be stopped until you recover.

Try to avoid people who are sick during your treatment. Do not have any vaccinations without your doctor's approval and avoid anyone who has recently had oral polio vaccine.

Do not become pregnant while taking this medicine. Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child. The use of effective birth control is advised. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information. Do not breast-feed an infant while taking this medicine.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Darkening of the skin

diarrhea

dizziness or lightheadedness

drowsiness

loss of appetite

mental depression

nausea or vomiting

skin rash

unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

Blood in the urine

blurred vision

double vision

Rare

Shortness of breath

Incidence not known

Chills

cloudy urine

cold sweats

confusion

dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position

feeling of warmth

fever

frequent urination

headache

lower abdominal or stomach cramping

nervousness

painful urination

pounding in the ears

redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, upper chest

slow or fast heartbeat

vision changes

white area over the eye

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings

indigestion

passing of gas

sensation of spinning

sleepiness

stomach pain, fullness, or discomfort

unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness

Less common

Aching muscles

flushing or redness of the skin

muscle twitching

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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