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Etoposide Injection

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Cancer-related

Etoposide Injection - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Etoposide Injection cause?

Early side effects

  • Nausea, vomiting or appetite loss may occur.
    There are medications available, which may prevent or decrease these side effects. If you are given these medications, take them as directed.
  • Allergic reaction may occur.
    Alert your nurse if you experience any shortness of breath, chest discomfort, chills, flushing or dizziness during the infusion.

Delayed side effects

  • A drop in the white blood cell counts may occur 7 to 14 days after treatment.
  • Temporary hair loss may occur, which may begin within a few days or weeks from treatment.
  • Diarrhea may occur.
  • Mouth ulcers and/or tenderness may occur.

Inform your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Fever of 38°C or higher.
  • Chills and rigors.
  • Sore throat, hoarseness or mouth sores.
  • Unusual bleeding, bruising or black tarry stools.

Before taking Etoposide Injection, what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Etoposide Injection?

Etoposide Injection - Dosage and How to Use

How should Etoposide Injection be used?

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

Etoposide Injection - Handling

How should I handle Etoposide Injection safely?

Etoposide Injection - Storage

How should I store Etoposide Injection?

How should I dispose of Etoposide Injection safely?

Etoposide Injection - Additional Information

  • Updated on Friday, October 27, 2017
  • Article contributed by Department of Pharmacy National Cancer Centre Singapore

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