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Published: 12/2012

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Gliadel 7.7mg Implant
 Active ingredient:
Carmustine
 Dosage form:
slightly yellowish white to slightly yellow discoidal controlled-release preparation for intracerebral implant, diameter: approx. 14.0 mm, thickness: approx. 1.3 mm
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine alkylates DNA and inhibits nucleic acid synthesis. It consequently suppresses cancer cell growth.
It is usually used in the surgery for malignant glioma.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
  • If you are pregnant, possible pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, this medicine is directly used in the brain to cover the resected area after the resection of affected area in a surgery.
  • Usage is determined by your doctor according to the symptoms and condition of affected area. This medicine is used in a surgery.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • If this medicine is used, you and your partner should not be pregnant within a certain period. Follow the instructions of your doctor on fertility control and duration.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include cerebral edema, fever, hemiplegia (including hemiparesis), nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and headache. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • convulsion  [convulsion, grand mal convulsion]
  • headache, vomiting, dizziness, hemiplegia, visual disorder  [cerebral edema, elevated intracranial pressure, hydrocephalus, exencephaly]
  • difficulty in healing of wound  [impaired healing of wound]
  • fever, headache, vomiting, consciousness disorder  [infection (infection of wound, abscess, meningitis)]
  • numbness of limbs, hemiplegia, swelling of lower limbs, chest pain, breathing difficulty  [thromboembolism (cerebral infarction, deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism)]
  • hemiplegia, nausea, vomiting, headache, consciousness disorder  [hemorrhage (tumor hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage, intracranial hemorrhage)]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.