Like all chemotherapy drugs, TMZ may cause one or more side-effects. The most common side-effect of this drug is an increased risk of developing a form of pneumonia known as Pneumonocystis Jirovecii Pneumonia or PCP. This is a fungal infection of the lungs which people with weakened immune systems are particularly susceptible to.For this reason your oncologist may prescribe a preventative antibiotic to reduce the chance of getting this infection. Other common side-effects of this drug include:
For a detailed list of side-effects, please see the drug's official information leaflet at: www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/7027
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