What is Posid vial (Etoposide)?
Etoposide is used to treat small cell lung cancer. It is usually given in combination with other cancer medicines. It belongs to a class of chemotherapy drugs called plant alkaloids. The plant alkaloids are cell-cycle specific. This means they attack the cells during various phases of division.
How do I take Posid (Etoposide)?
Posid vial Posid vial (Etoposide) injection is given by an infusion into the vein (intravenous, IV), as a short infusion or as a continuous infusion over 24 hours. You can also take Posid in capsule form by mouth. Follow all directions on your prescription label and take it with a glass full of water. Your doctor will determine your dosage.
What does Posid comprise of?
Posid comprises of Etoposide. It is available in 50g capsule form and 100mg/5mL injection form.
What precautions do I need to take before consuming Posid vial (Etoposide)?
There are some precautions you need to take before consuming Posid.
1)This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women as it can harm the unborn baby. 2) Do not take any type of vaccinations while you are taking this medicine without consulting your doctor.
3) Do not breast feed while taking this medicine4)Using etoposide may increase your risk of developing other types of cancer, such as leukemia.
What are the side effects of Posid (Etoposide)?
There are some serious/deteriorating side effects of Posid (Etoposide). Side effects of Posid include hair loss, menopause (chemotherapy-induced), loss of fertility, nausea, and vomiting (especially at high-doses), low blood pressure (if the drug is infused too fast).
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