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Thiotepa

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Uses

Thiotepa is used in the treatment of brain tumor, breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer and ovarian cancer.
It is used in combination with other cancer medicine during hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation (HPCT).

How it works

Thiotepa works by damaging the genetic material (DNA) of the cancer cells and stops their growth and multiplication.

Common side effects

Mucosal inflammation, Anemia, Reduced blood platelets, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)

Available Medicine

No medicine available

Content on this page was last updated on 26 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)