What is Dicaris (Levamisole) used for?
Dicaris (Levamisole) is an oral cancer medication used to treat patients suffering from several forms of cancer including melanoma, colon cancer, or cancer affecting the head or neck. It operates by slowing or stopping the spread and growth of cancer cells. This allows other procedures to be performed to completely eliminate any remaining cancer cells. Your doctor may also prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Dicaris (Levamisole)?
Dicaris (Levamisole) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The normal dosage is one daily administration of one tablet, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed whole and unaltered along with a large glass of water. The doses may be taken on an empty stomach, but a meal is recommended if you experience nausea. Do not change the form of the tablets by crushing or splitting them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Dicaris (Levamisole)?
Dicaris (Levamisole) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any worrying or intense side effects such as decreased bone marrow function, blood problems, nervous system problems, or signs of an allergic reaction including severe skin rashes, swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Dicaris (Levamisole) should not be used to treat patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or who have a seizure disorder, reduced bone marrow function, bleeding disorders, or liver disease. You are also recommended to inform your doctor if you have any other chronic health conditions that may cause unexpected health problems during treatment to ensure the correct adjustments are made to your dosage.
Strictly use Dicaris (Levamisole)as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Dicaris (Levamisole) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.