(e TOE poe side FOS fate) Brand: Etopophos
What is the most significant information I must know about etoposide phosphate?
Etoposide phosphate is a cancer medication.
Etoposide phosphate can lower blood cells that help your body fight infections and help your blood to clot. You may get an infection or bleed more easily. Call your doctor if you have unusual bruising or bleeding, or signs of infection (fever, chills, body aches).
Etoposide phosphate can reason a severe allergic reaction. Speak your caregiver right away if you feel light-headed or have a quick heart course, trouble breathing, or swelling in your person.
What is etoposide phosphate?
Etoposide phosphate is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their growth and spread in the body.
Etoposide phosphate is used to treat cancer of the lung or testicles.
Etoposide phosphate may also be used for purposes not listed in this medicine guide.
What must I discuss with my health care provider till using etoposide phosphate?
You must not use this medicine if you are allergic to etoposide.
To create certain etoposide phosphate is safety for you, speak your doctor if you have:
· kidney malady; or
· a weak immune system (from malady or from taking determined medicines).
FDA pregnancy category D. Do not use etoposide phosphate if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn child. Use effective birth control, and speak your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether etoposide phosphate passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing child. You must not breast-feed while you are being treated with etoposide phosphate.
Using etoposide phosphate may magnify your risk of developing another types of cancer, such as leukemia. Conversation with your doctor about your specific risk.
How is etoposide phosphate given?
Etoposide phosphate is injected into a vein through an IV. A healthcare provider will give you this injection.
Etoposide phosphate is generally given for 4 or 5 days in a row each 3 to 4 weeks. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Speak your caregivers if you feel any burning, pain, or swelling near the IV needle when etoposide phosphate is injected.
Etoposide phosphate can lower blood cells that help your body fight infections and help your blood to clot. Your blood will need to be tested often. Your cancer treatments may be delayed based on the results of these tests.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss an appointment for your etoposide phosphate injection.
What happens if I overdose?
Search abnormal medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What must I avoid while receiving etoposide phosphate?
Avoid being around people who are sick or have infections. Speak your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
Avoid activities that may magnify your risk of bleeding or injury. Use extra care to prevent bleeding while shaving or brushing your teeth.
This medication can pass into body fluids (including urine, feces, vomit, semen, vaginal fluid). For at least 48 hours after you receive a doze, avoid allowing your body fluids to come into contact with your hands or another surfaces. Patients and caregivers must wear rubber gloves while cleaning up body fluids, handling contaminated trash or laundry or changing diapers. Wash hands till and after removing gloves. Wash soiled clothing and linens apart from another laundry.
Body fluids must not be handled by a woman who is pregnant or who may become pregnant. Use condoms during sexual activity to avoid exposure to body fluids.
Do not receive a "live" vaccine while using etoposide phosphate. The vaccine may not work as well during this time, and may not fully protect you from malady. Live vaccines include measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), rotavirus, typhoid, yellow fever, varicella (chickenpox), zoster (shingles), and nasal flu (influenza) vaccine.
What are the possible side effects of etoposide phosphate?
Get abnormal medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: fever, chills, sweating, quick heartbeats, fainting; hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your person, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
· fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, sores in your mouth and throat;
· light bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin;
· pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart course, trouble concentrating;
· pain, burning, irritation, or skin changes where the injection was given;
· a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out; or
· severe nausea and vomiting.
General side effects may include:
· mild nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite;
· constipation, diarrhea;
· dizziness, feeling weary or weak;
· temporary hair loss; or
· altered sense of taste.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may message side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What another drugs will affect etoposide phosphate?
Speak your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with etoposide phosphate, especially:
This list is not complete. Another drugs may interact with etoposide phosphate, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal commodity. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medicine manual.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about etoposide phosphate.
Remember, hold this and all another medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medicine only for the indication prescribed.
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