Etopa 50 mg Capsule


Overview

Uses of Etopa Capsule

Etopa 50 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of small cell lung cancer and testicular cancer.

Etopa Capsule side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing)
  • Allergic reaction
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Hair loss
  • Liver toxicity
  • Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets)
  • Diarrhea
  • Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)

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
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Etopa 50 mg Capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Etopa 50 mg Capsule is unsafe to use during lactation. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breastfeeding is not advisable.
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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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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): Stoin, Marantin, Notian
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun, Epikon, Sonal
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Imudrops, Neoral, Aurosporine
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Milorgen
SERIOUS
MODERATE
Brand(s): Dindevan
MODERATE

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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Getwell Pharma, 474, Udyog Vihar, Phase-V, Gurgaon-122016, Haryana, India
MRP
560
8 capsules in 1 strip
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