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Etopa 50 mg Capsule


Overview

Introduction of Etopa Capsule

Etopa 50 mg Capsule is used to treat different cancers of blood, lung, and testicles. It is also sometimes used to treat some other kinds of cancer in both men and women. It can be used on its own, or sometimes given together with certain other medicines as part of combination chemotherapy.

Etopa 50 mg Capsule works by interfering with growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed. This stops the spread of cancer cells in the body. Since the growth of normal body cells may also be affected with this medicine, other effects may also occur. This medicine often causes nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite, which may be severe. However, it is important that you continue to receive the medicine, even if you begin to feel ill. Ask your doctor for the ways to lessen theses effects. Inform your doctor immediately if you notice any signs of infection such as fever, sore throat or rash.

Etopa 50 mg Capsule is known to reduce the number of blood cells in your blood thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Infections can sometimes be life threatening. Regular blood tests are required to monitor your blood cells along with kidney, liver and heart function during treatment with this medicine. It is important to use effective contraception to avoid getting pregnant or fathering a child during treatment.

Etopa Capsule side effects

Common
  • Low blood platelets
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Decreased white blood cell count
  • Hair loss
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets)
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
  • Liver damage

How to use Etopa Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Etopa 50 mg Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.

How Etopa Capsule works

Etopa 50 mg Capsule is an anti-cancer medication. It works by suppressing the activity of an enzyme (topoisomerase II) involved in DNA multiplication of the cancer cells. This slows the growth of cancer cells and eventually kills them.

Etopa Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Etopa 50 mg Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Etopa 50 mg Capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Etopa 50 mg Capsule is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Etopa 50 mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Etopa 50 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Etopa 50 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Etopa 50 mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with end-stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Etopa 50 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Etopa 50 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Etopa 50 mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • Avoid contact with people with cold or other infections as etoposide treatment may lower your immunity.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any unusual bleeding, bruising, blood in stools, or dark, tarry stools.
  • You will be regularly evaluated with lab tests, including complete blood cell counts to monitor your progress or to check for side effects.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery during etoposide treatment as it may cause dizziness.
  • Do not consume this drug if you are allergic to etoposide or any of its ingredients.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Etopa with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Imudrops, Neoral, Aurosporine
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin, Notian
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Milorgen
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun, Epikon
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Dindevan
MODERATE
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Etopa

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What is the purpose of Chemotherepy given at the time of radiotherapy in ca lung small cell carcinoma
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Cancer Specialist
This is given to enhance the therapeutic effect of radiation therapy which is curative for small cell lung cancer.
I had a corn on my feet plz recommend any medicine. I had tried with corn cap but it is very painful. I recently got treated for testicular cancer.
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
Best treatment is to remove by machine only by skin specialist
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FAQs

Q. Is Etopa a FDA approved vesicant/irritant?

Yes, Etopa is a FDA approved vesicant/irritant

Q. Is Etopa dialyzable?

No, Etopa is not dialyzable

Q. Does Etopa cause leukaemia?

Yes, Etopa may cause leukaemia. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.

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References
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  2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 520-21.
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Getwell Pharma, 474, Udyog Vihar, Phase-V, Gurgaon-122016, Haryana, India
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