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Usage of Etoposide Drug

Depending on the particular product used, etoposide can help treat certain types of cancer in adults. This prescription medicine comes in the form of capsules that are taken by mouth or as an injection that is given slowly into a vein (intravenous, or IV, infusion).
Etoposide capsules are approved to treat small cell lung cancer. Etoposide injection (Toposar®) is approved to treat small cell lung cancer and refractory testicular tumors (cancer of the testicles that has not adequately responded to other treatment).
The medication is also available in phosphate salt form as Etopophos® (etoposide phosphate), which is given by IV. Etopophos is approved to treat small cell lung cancer and refractory testicular cancer.
Etoposide can help prevent cancer cells from dividing. This chemotherapy drug works to slow down the growth of cancer cells by breaking certain DNA strands.
(Click What Is Etoposide Used For? to learn more about the usage of this drug, including whether it can be prescribed "off-label.")
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