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Dosing Information for Etoposide

The dose of etoposide your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The particular etoposide product you are using
  • The type of cancer being treated
  • Your height and weight
  • How you respond to and tolerate the medication
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Etoposide Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Etoposide may react with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Etoposide).

What If I Take an Overdose?

An overdose with etoposide can be quite dangerous. It is important to seek immediate medical attention if you believe you or someone else may have been given too much of this medication.
(Click Etoposide Overdose for more information.)

Storage Information

Etoposide capsules should be stored in the refrigerator, away from heat and moisture. Do not allow them to freeze.
Etoposide injection is usually stored by your healthcare provider. It is stored at room temperature, protected from freezing. The injection must be diluted prior to use.
Etopophos (etoposide phosphate) will also be stored by your healthcare provider. It is stored in the refrigerator, in its original package, and protected from light.
Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.
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