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Posid 100 mg Injection


Overview

Posid Injection 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 Posid Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Posid Injection works

Posid 100 mg Injection 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.

Posid Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Posid 100 mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Posid 100 mg Injection 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
Posid 100 mg Injection is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Posid 100 mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Posid 100 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Posid 100 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Posid 100 mg Injection is not recommended in patients with end-stage kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Posid 100 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Posid 100 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Posid 100 mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Posid 100 mg Injection
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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 Posid with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Milorgen
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun, Epikon
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Imudrops, Neoral, Aurosporine
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin, Notian
SERIOUS
MODERATE
Brand(s): Dindevan
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

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This is given to enhance the therapeutic effect of radiation therapy which is curative for small cell lung cancer.
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Best treatment is to remove by machine only by skin specialist
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FAQs

Q. Is Posid a FDA approved vesicant/irritant?

Yes, Posid is a FDA approved vesicant/irritant

Q. Is Posid dialyzable?

No, Posid is not dialyzable

Q. Does Posid cause leukaemia?

Yes, Posid 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.
  3. Etoposide. Barnstaple, Devon: Accord-UK Ltd.; Accord-UK Ltd.; 2014 [revised 6 Feb. 2018]. [Accessed 23 Jan. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. U.S. National Library of Medicine. Etoposide. [Accessed 26 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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