Cancer Channel
Topics
Medications
Quicklinks
Related Channels

Drug Interactions With Etoposide Phosphate

More Detail on Drug Interactions With Etoposide Phosphate

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when etoposide phosphate is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Amphotericin B
Combining etoposide phosphate with amphotericin B could increase your risk for amphotericin B side effects, such as kidney damage, low blood pressure (hypotension), and breathing problems. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely if you use these medicines together.
 
Aripiprazole
Etoposide phosphate may increase blood levels of aripiprazole, which could increase your risk for side effects. If you use these medicines together, make sure to tell your healthcare provider if you experience any potential side effects. He or she may choose to adjust your dose.
 
Atovaquone
Atovaquone may increase blood levels of etoposide phosphate, increasing your risk for side effects. It is recommended that atovaquone not be given for at least two days before or two days after etoposide phosphate to avoid the possibility of this interaction.
 
Biologic and Immunologic Medications
Combining etoposide phosphate with biologic and immunologic medications that suppress the immune system could increase your risk for potentially serious side effects, including low blood cell counts and infections. Etoposide phosphate should not be used in combination with some biologics or immunologic medicines, while other combinations will require dose adjustments or careful monitoring. Talk to your healthcare provider about this potential interaction if you are taking biologic or immunologic medicines.
 
Clozapine
Combining clozapine and etoposide phosphate may increase the risk for dangerously low white blood cell counts, thereby increasing your risk for potentially serious infections. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking clozapine during etoposide phosphate treatment. However, do not stop taking clozapine unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
Do You Recognize These 13 Celebrity E-Cigarette Smokers?

Etoposide Phosphate Drug Information

Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2017 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.