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Etoposide Phosphate Drug Information

Adults who have been diagnosed with certain types of cancer may receive chemotherapy treatment with etoposide phosphate (Etopophos®). This prescription drug is used in combination with other chemotherapy medications to treat the following types of cancer:
 
  • Small cell lung cancer
  • Testicular tumors (cancer of the testicles) that have returned or become worse after previous treatment with other chemotherapy, surgery, or radiation treatment.
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Etoposide phosphate comes as an injection that is given slowly into a vein (an intravenous, or IV, infusion). It is given once a day or every other day for up to five days, followed by a three- to four-week break.
 
Before beginning chemotherapy treatment with etoposide phosphate, review the drug's safety information with your healthcare provider. For example, you may not be able to use this medicine if you have an infection, bone marrow problems, or certain other medical conditions. Also, this product may react with many other medications.
 
(For more information on this chemotherapy drug, click Etoposide Phosphate. This article provides a closer look at this medication, including how it works, how it is administered, and possible side effects.)
 

Etoposide Phosphate Drug Information

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