Etopophos Chemotherapy Information
Etopophos® (etoposide phosphate) is a medication used to treat testicular cancer and small cell lung cancer. This prescription medicine works by causing certain DNA strands to break, which prevents cancer cells from dividing and multiplying. It is given slowly into a vein once a day or every other day for up to five days, followed by a three- to four-week break.
Most people who use this medicine will develop some type of side effect during treatment. Some of the most commonly reported problems include nausea, hair loss, and a lack of energy.
To ensure your safety with this chemotherapy medication, make sure your healthcare provider has current information on any other drugs you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, as well as any other medical conditions you may have before starting treatment with Etopophos. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
(To read the complete article, click Etopophos. This resource contains information on how this chemotherapy medication works, offers dosing guidelines, and covers general safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)