Gliadel is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) carmustine. On this page you will find out more about Gliadel, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: carmustine
Information for medicine and pack size:
Gliadel 7.7 mg implant, 8
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
GLIADEL is indicated in newly-diagnosed high-grade malignant glioma patients as an adjunct to surgery and radiation. GLIADEL is also indicated for use as an adjunct to surgery to prolong survival in patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) for whom surgical resection is indicated.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Off white to pale yellow implant approximately 1.45cm in diameter and 1mm thick.|
|Route of administration||Intracranial|
8 implants: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||No information available|
|Storage conditions||Store in a deep freeze|
|Life time||4 Years|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 March 2018
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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Gliadel Implant - myDr.com.au
Gliadel Implant - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines
Read more on myDr – Consumer Medicine Information website
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Treatment of high grade glioma with anti-cancer drug (chemotherapy) coated implants | Cochrane
Read more on Cochrane (Australasian Centre) website