Cancer Channel
Topics
Medications
Quicklinks
Related Channels

Drug Interactions With Etoposide Phosphate

Mifepristone
Mifepristone may increase the level of etoposide phosphate in your bloodstream, increasing your risk for side effects. This interaction is more likely to be a concern when mifepristone is taken on an ongoing basis, as opposed to one-time doses that are used to end an early pregnancy.
 
P-glycoprotein (Pgp) Inducers
P-glycoprotein is a protein in the body that helps remove substances, such as medications, from the tissues in the body so they can be removed through the urine or feces. Pgp helps remove etoposide phosphate from the body, and medications known as Pgp inducers increase the activity of Pgp.
 
Combining etoposide phosphate with one of these drugs causes etoposide phosphate to be removed from the body too quickly, potentially making it less effective. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely if you use these medications together.
 
P-glycoprotein (Pgp) Inhibitors
P-glycoprotein is a protein in the body that helps remove substances, such as medications, from the tissues in the body so they can be removed through the urine or feces. Pgp helps remove etoposide phosphate from the body, and medications known as Pgp inhibitors decrease the activity of Pgp.
 
Combining etoposide phosphate with one of these drugs causes etoposide phosphate to be removed more slowly, increasing your risk for serious side effects. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely for side effects if you use these medications together.
 
Pimozide
Etoposide phosphate may increase blood levels of pimozide, which could increase your risk for pimozide side effects. Talk to your healthcare provider before using these medicines together.
 
Roflumilast
Combining roflumilast with etoposide phosphate could make you more susceptible to infections. Talk to your healthcare provider about this potential interaction before using these medicines together.
5 Easy Tips to Manage Visitors During Cancer Treatment

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.