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Etopophos is a chemotherapy drug used to prevent cancer cells from dividing by causing DNA strands to break. It is specifically approved for the treatment of testicular cancer and small cell lung cancer. The drug is given as a slow injection into a vein by a healthcare provider. Side effects are common and can include weakness, nausea, and hair loss.
What Is Etopophos?Etopophos® (etoposide phosphate) is a prescription injectable medication used in the treatment of certain types of cancer. Specifically, it is used in combination with other cancer medicines to treat:
- Testicular cancer (cancer of the testicles) that has not adequately responded to treatment with surgery, radiation, or other cancer medicines.
- Small cell lung cancer.