Information about Etoposide

Etoposide Uses

Etoposide is used in the treatment of small cell lung cancer and testicular cancer.

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

Diarrhea, Hair loss, Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Decreased appetite, Dizziness, Infection, Liver toxicity, Skin pigmentation, Weakness, Leukemia (blood cancer), Anaphylactic reaction, Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeats), Myocardial infarction, High blood pressure, Hypotension (low blood pressure), Mucositis
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13 Jun 2023 | 11:29 AM (UTC)

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Available Medicine for Etoposide

PosidCadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
193 to ₹5754 variant(s)
EtosidCipla Ltd
1901 variant(s)
EtoplastNeon Laboratories Ltd
116 to ₹4702 variant(s)
ChemosidCytogen Pharmaceuticals India Pvt Ltd
1741 variant(s)
EtopaGetwell Pharma (I) Pvt Ltd
193 to ₹4762 variant(s)
ZuvitopZuvius Life Sciences
621 variant(s)
EtoglobGlobela Pharma Pvt Ltd
400 to ₹4442 variant(s)

Expert advice for Etoposide

  • Etoposide is given as a slow infusion in the vein by a healthcare provider only.
  • Do not skip any dose and complete the course as suggested by your doctor.
  • Use an effective method of birth control to avoid pregnancy while taking this medication.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor your electrolyte levels, liver function, blood cell count in your blood.
  • Let your doctor know if you notice a skin rash, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing and swelling of the tongue.


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