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Significant and potentially severe side effects may occur with Toposar, so it is important to know which reactions require immediate medical treatment. For example, contact your healthcare provider immediately if you develop fever, extreme weakness, or unusual bleeding. Some of the most common reactions to this drug include hair loss, nausea, and diarrhea. Your healthcare provider may have recommendations for how to minimize side effects.

An Introduction to Toposar Side Effects

As with any medicine, Toposar® (etoposide injection) can cause side effects. In fact, most people will experience some type of reaction to this drug. As with other chemotherapy medicines, Toposar side effects can be 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 Toposar. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Common Side Effects With Toposar

Toposar has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in people using Toposar 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 Toposar side effects included:
 
 
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