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Is It Safe for Children to Use Etopophos?

Etopophos is not approved for use in children, as it has not been adequately studied in this age group. However, it is sometimes used off-label to treat certain cancers in children. Children may be at particular risk for allergic reactions from Etopophos, especially if the medicine is given in high doses. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the particular benefits and risks of using this medicine in children.

Can Older Adults Use It?

This medicine may be used in older adults. However, older adults may have an increased risk for certain Etopophos side effects, such as:
  • Low blood cell counts
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mouth sores
  • Dehydration
  • Drowsiness
  • Low energy
  • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
  • Infections
  • Hair loss.

Off-Label Etopophos Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this product for something other than the conditions discussed in this article. This is called an "off-label" use. Etopophos may be used off-label to treat many other types of cancer, including but not limited to:
  • Certain types of cancer in children, such as:
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