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Common Side Effects

Etoposide has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people using the medication were carefully documented, so it was possible to see what side effects occurred and how common they were.
 
In clinical studies, the most common etoposide side effects included:
 
 
Other common side effects, occurring in 1 to 3 percent of people, included:
 
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain
  • Liver problems
  • Numbness, tingling, pricking, or other unusual sensations in the hands and feet
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • An allergic reaction to etoposide.
 
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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
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