Etoposide

 Etoposide

 

 

Brand: Toposar, Vepesid

Application: Lung cancer

 

Forms of Autoposide | Autoposide

  • Injectable solution, capsule

 

 

Autoposide Drug Information | Autoposide

The correct amount and method of taking autoposide Autoposide

Contraindications to the use of autoposide Autoposide

Use of autoposide during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of taking Etoposide on driving

Atoposide drug interaction Autoposide

Warning about taking autoposide | Autoposide

Side effects of taking autoposide | Autoposide

Side effects of Etoposide overdose (otoposide poisoning)

Storage conditions of Etoposide     

 

 

Autoposide Drug Information | Autoposide

Autoposide is a chemotherapy drug used to treat lung cancer. This drug prevents cancer cells from multiplying and growing.

 

The correct amount and method of taking autoposide Autoposide

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get medication information about the drug and to be aware of its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of Etoposide varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.
  • Do not increase the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor.
  • Injectable autoposide is injected intravenously (slowly, over 30-60 minutes) under a doctor's supervision. The drug is injected daily or every other day in 3-5 doses according to the doctor's instructions and this course of treatment is renewed once every 3-4 weeks.
  • Injecting this medicine may lower your blood pressure, so your doctor will monitor your symptoms.
  • Use this medicine regularly and do not miss the dose.
  • The dose of autoposide and the course of treatment with this drug depend on the patient's weight and its effectiveness for the patient.

 

Contraindications to the use of autoposide Autoposide

  • Note the expiration date of the autoposide drug and do not take it if the expired drug has expired.
  • Never give Etoposide to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for autoposide drug interactions, and if you are using a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Use of autoposide during pregnancy and lactation

Autoposide should not be used during pregnancy and lactation without consulting your doctor. It is absorbed through the skin and lungs, For this reason, pregnant women should avoid touching the autoposide capsule or inhaling the contents of the capsule.

 

The effect of taking Etoposide on driving

Autoposide can cause symptoms such as weakness and fatigue. Avoid driving as long as you have these symptoms.

 

Atoposide drug interaction Autoposide

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Otoposide may interact with some medications, including some live vaccines (such as BCG), clozapine, and immunosuppressants (such as fingolimod, natalizumab, afalizumab, ocrelizumab).

 

Warning about taking autoposide | Autoposide

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking autoposide:

  • If you are pregnant, planning to have a baby, or if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have liver and kidney problems.
  • If you have blood problems (low white blood cells or platelets).
  • If you are receiving radiation therapy.
  • If you have a history of alcohol consumption.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of taking autoposide | Autoposide

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects.

Some side effects may occur if you take more than the dose of this medicine. If any of these side effects occur, your doctor should be informed:

  • Nausea
  • Vomit
  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased appetite
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Stomach ache
  • hair loss
  • Respiratory problems and cough: If you have such serious complications, see a doctor immediately.
  • Severe skin rash, itching, shortness of breath and sore throat: If you have such serious side effects, see a doctor immediately.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of Etoposide.

 

Side effects of Etoposide overdose (otoposide poisoning)

  • Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

     Storage conditions of Etoposide

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
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