Topotec 2.5mg Injection

United Biotech Pvt Ltd

Composition for Topotec 2.5mg Injection

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2.5 ml in 1 vial

Medicine Overview of Topotec Injection


Uses of Topotec Injection

Topotec 2.5mg Injection is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer, small cell lung cancer, cervical cancer and cancer of colon and rectum.

Side effects of Topotec Injection


Fatigue, Nausea, Vomiting, Hair loss, Reduced blood platelets, Anemia, Infection, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Fever, Mucosal inflammation, Weakness, Diarrhoea, Decreased white blood cell count, Decreased appetite, Abdominal pain, Constipation.


How to use Topotec Injection

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

How Topotec Injection works

Topotec 2.5mg injection is an anti-cancer medication. It is an inhibitor of topoisomerase, an enzyme important for replication of genetic material (DNA) in the cancer cells. Thus it stops the growth and multiplication of cancer cells.

In Depth Information on Topotec Injection

Expert advice for Topotec Injection

  • Before you take topotecan, inform your doctor if have /are being treated for kidney disease.
  • If you are undergoing a surgery including dental surgery, do inform your doctor that you are being treated with topotecan.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as topotecan may cause tiredness, drowsiness or weakness.
  • Take precautions while using topotecan as it may cause severe diarrhea requiring hospitalization.
  • You should get your blood count monitored regularly to check for any signs of serious infections.
  • Stop using topetecan and immediately report any pulmonary symptoms indicative of interstitial lung disease (e.g. cough, fever, dyspnoea and/or hypoxia).
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
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Special precautions for Topotec 2.5mg Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Topotec 2.5mg Injection 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.
Topotec 2.5mg Injection is usafe to use during lactation. D
ata suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breast feeding is not advisable.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Topotec 2.5mg Injection can make you feel tired and this may affect your ability to drive.
Topotec 2.5mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Topotec 2.5mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Topotec 2.5mg Injection is not recommended in patients with end-stage kidney disease.
Topotec 2.5mg Injection is safe to use in patients with live
r disease. No dose adjustment of Topotec 2.5mg Injection is recommended.

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Topotecan, please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Topotec 2.5mg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Topotecan

Generally Topotec treatment is for 4 cycles of 21 day each, patient is given Topotec for first 5 days of each cycle
Yes, Topotec may cause temporary hair loss
Yes, Topotec may cause flare reaction
The drug may start its action once the infusion is started, however, the complete effect may be assessed only after completion of 4 cycles
Topotec is a vesicant (irritant)
Yes Topotec is effective if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
It is a treatment therapy that includes Topotec with or without combination of other drugs in treatment of cancer (Usually ovarian or lung cancer)
Topotec is either administered orally as a capsule or as an intravenous Infusion in the arm over a period of 30 min.

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