Etoposide is a podophyllotoxin derivative used in combination with other medications to treat lung cancer and testicular cancer.
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When to use
In combination with other medications to treat lung cancer and testicular cancer.
How to use
Lung cancer, testicular cancer
For combination therapy: 50-100 mg/m2 of Body Surface Area/day from days 1-5, or 100 mg/m2 on days 1, 3 and 5.
May repeat course at 3-4 weekly intervals after recovery from any toxicity.
Nausea, vomiting, anorexia, diarrhoea, stomatitis, reversible alopecia, disturbances of liver dysfunction, peripheral neuropathy, CNS effects, anaphylactoid reactions, hypotension with intravenous (IV) injection, local irritation and thrombophlebitis at the site of injection
Skin reactions may occur with accidental exposure, renal or hepatic disease, periodic CBCs (complete blood count) should be done before, during and after therapy, increased risk of etoposide-toxicity in patients with low serum albumin, acrylic material has been shown to crack and leak when used with undiluted etoposide injection
Hypersensitivity, pregnancy, lactation.
Generic Name - ETOPOSIDE
Commonly Used for - Lung cancer, testicular cancer