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  • Question: Are there any side effects associated with GLIADEL® Wafer therapy?
  • Answer:05/23/2001
    Yes. Chemotherapy has the potential to cause side effects. Certain side effects reported with intravenous BCNU treatment have not been seen after implantation of GLIADEL® Wafers.

    Side effects that have been reported in GLIADEL® Wafer patients include seizures, pain, infection, and abnormal wound healing. Although these events may occur after brain surgery alone, they may occur more frequently when GLIADEL® Wafer is used. The most common side effects that occurred more often in patients receiving GLIADEL® Wafer than in patients receiving placebo included pain and abnormal wound healing. Seizures do not occur more often with GLIADEL® Wafer, but they may occur sooner after surgery than if GLIADEL® Wafer was not used. Your doctor will probably treat seizures that may occur the same way, whether GLIADEL® Wafer was used or not. (This was taken from the website with permission)
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