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When and How to Use ItSome general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Etopophos include the following:
- Etopophos comes as a powder that is mixed with liquid and given as a slow injection into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, infusion). It is usually given once a day or every other day for up to five days, followed by a three- to four-week break.
- This product is given in combination with other chemotherapy medicines.
- It can take anywhere from 5 minutes to 3.5 hours to receive your Etopophos dose.
- This medicine is given by a trained healthcare provider in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital or clinic.
- Your healthcare provider may recommend you take certain other medicines before your infusion to help prevent certain Etopophos side effects.
- Etopophos can potentially irritate the skin. If the medicine accidentally comes into contact with the skin, wash it off immediately with soap and water.
- For this drug to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. It is important to keep all of your appointments to receive Etopophos. However, you may need to miss a dose if you experience serious side effects.
Dosing InformationThe dose of Etopophos your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your height and weight
- The type of cancer being treated
- How you respond to the medication
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.