Etosid - Etoposide 100mg/50mg Injection





Etosid - Etoposide Specifications:

Brand Name: Etosid
Contents: Etoposide
Form: Injection
Strength: 100mg / 50mg
Manufactured By: Cipla Limited

 

 

 

 Medicine Details  

 

WHAT IS ETOPOSIDE INJECTION ?

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 USES :

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.

ETOSID INJECTION COMMON SIDE EFFECTS :

nausea, vomiting; or temporary hair loss.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • sudden chest pain or discomfort, wheezing, dry cough or hack;
  • easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin;
  • vision problems; seizure (convulsions);
  • liver problems--nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  • low red blood cells (anemia)--pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating;
  • low white blood cell counts--fever, swollen gums, painful mouth sores, pain when swallowing, skin sores, cold or flu symptoms, cough, trouble breathing; or
  • severe skin reaction--fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

MEDICINE SAFETY INFORMATION :

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.

STORAGE AND HANDLING OF ETOSID CIPLA ETOPOSIDE :

Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F).

DRUG INTERACTIONS :

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.

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