An intentional overdose is unlikely, as etoposide phosphate is usually given in a healthcare setting by a healthcare provider. However, an overdose can occur and may lead to serious problems. It is important to seek immediate medical attention if you believe you have been given too much.
Etoposide phosphate will be stored by your healthcare provider. It should be stored in the refrigerator, in its original package, and protected from light.
Etoposide phosphate must be mixed prior to use. Once mixed, the medication must be used within seven days if stored under refrigeration or within 24 to 48 hours if stored at room temperature (depending on the type of liquid used to mix it).
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Etoposide Phosphate?
If you happen to miss a dose of etoposide phosphate, contact your healthcare provider right away. He or she will reschedule your appointment and tell you what you should do.
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