Information about Etoposide
How etoposide works
Etoposide 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.
Common side effects of etoposide
Nausea, Vomiting, Decreased white blood cell count, Hair loss, Low blood platelets, Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets), Diarrhea, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Liver damage
Available Medicine for Etoposide
- ₹130 to ₹575Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹124Celon Laboratories Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹142Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries1 variant(s)
- ₹190 to ₹380Cipla Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹187United Biotech Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹116 to ₹471Neon Laboratories Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹217 to ₹560Get Well Pharmaceutical Pvt Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹174Cytogen Pharmaceuticals India Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹225Vhb Life Sciences Inc1 variant(s)
- ₹210Max India Ltd1 variant(s)
Expert advice for Etoposide
- 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.
Frequently asked questions for Etoposide
Q. Is Etoposide a FDA approved vesicant/irritant?
Yes, Etoposide is a FDA approved vesicant/irritant
Q. Is Etoposide dialyzable?
No, Etoposide is not dialyzable
Q. Does Etoposide cause leukaemia?
Yes, Etoposide may cause leukaemia. Please follow your doctor's advice regarding its use.