Etosid - Etoposide Specifications:
Brand Name: Etosid
Strength: 100mg / 50mg
Manufactured By: Cipla Limited
Etoposide is an anti-cancer ("antineoplastic" or "cytotoxic") chemotherapy drug. This medication is classified as a "plant alkaloid" and "topoisomerase II inhibitor." It belongs to a class of chemotherapy drugs called plant alkaloids. Plant alkaloids are made from plants. The vinca alkaloids are made from the periwinkle plant (catharanthus rosea). The taxanes are made from the bark of the Pacific Yew tree (taxus). The vinca alkaloids and taxanes are also known as antimicrotubule agents. The podophyllotoxins are derived from the May apple plant.
Etoposide injection is used for Testicular, bladder, prostate, lung, stomach, and uterine, cancers. Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, mycosis fungoides, Kaposi's sarcoma, Wilm's tumor, rhabdomyosarcoma, Ewing's sarcoma, neuroblastoma, brain tumors. It also may be given as high-dose therapy in bone marrow transplant setting.
nausea, vomiting; or temporary hair loss.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Etosid may cause dizziness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to this medicine. Using it alone, with certain other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or perform other potentially dangerous tasks.
If nausea, vomiting, or loss of appetite occurs, ask your doctor or pharmacist for ways to lessen these effects.
Etoposide may reduce the number of clot-forming cells (platelets) in your blood. To prevent bleeding, avoid situations in which bruising or injury may occur. Report any unusual bleeding, bruising, blood in stools, or dark, tarry stools to your doctor.
Etoposide may lower your body's ability to fight infection. Prevent infection by avoiding contact with people with colds or other infections. Notify your doctor of any signs of infection, including fever, sore throat, rash, or chills.
Check with your doctor before having vaccinations while you are using Etosid.
PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Etosid has been shown to cause harm to the fetus. If you become pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medication during pregnancy. It is unknown if this medicine is excreted in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking it.
This is not a complete list. Ask your health care provider for more information.
Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F).
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.