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It is common for people to develop some type of side effect during Etopophos treatment. Some of the most frequently reported problems include hair loss, weakness, and nausea. Significant and potentially dangerous side effects can also occur. Seek immediate medical treatment if you develop signs of an infection, unexplained swelling, or unusual bleeding.

An Introduction to Etopophos Side Effects

As with any chemotherapy medicine, Etopophos® (etoposide phosphate) can cause side effects. In fact, most people will experience some type of reaction to this drug, and some side effects can be quite significant. Talk to your healthcare provider about ways to prevent or lessen reactions to this medicine.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Etopophos. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Common Side Effects With Etopophos

Etopophos has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in people using the drug were carefully documented. As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred and how often they appeared.
 
In these studies, the most common Etopophos side effects included:
 
 
Other common reactions, occurring in 5 percent to 8 percent of people, included:
 
 
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