Composition Etoposide (50mg)
Primary Use Small cell lung cancer, Testicular cancer
cautionPotentially unsafe with Lactation
Medicine Overview of Etosid Capsule
Uses of Etosid Capsule
Etosid 50mg Capsule is used in the treatment of small cell lung cancer and testicular cancer.
Etosid Capsule side effects
Side Effects of Etosid are Vomiting, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Allergic reaction, Nausea, Loss of appetite, Hair loss, Liver toxicity, Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets), Diarrhoea, Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand).
How to use Etosid Capsule
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Etosid 50mg Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.
How Etosid Capsule works
Etosid 50mg Capsule 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.
In Depth Information on Etosid Capsule
Expert advice for Etosid Capsule
- 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.
Etosid Capsule related warnings
Special precautions for Etosid Capsule
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Etosid 50mg Capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy. There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Etosid 50mg Capsule is unsafe to use during lactation. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breastfeeding is not advisable.
Etosid 50mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Etosid 50mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Etosid 50mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Etosid 50mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with end-stage kidney disease.
Etosid 50mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Etosid 50mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Etosid 50mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.