くすりのしおり

Injection
Revised: 4/2018

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
VePesid Injection 100mg
 Active ingredient:
Etoposide
 Dosage form:
injection
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine inhibits growth of cancer cells during multipication level and destroy the cells.
It is usually used to treat small cell lung cancer, malignant lymphoma, acute leukemia, testicular tumor, bladder cancer, trophoblastic disease, germ cell tumor and pediatric malignant solid tumor.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have bone-marrow suppression, renal/hepatic disorder or chicken pox.
  • If you are pregnant, possibly pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, repeat the cycle of administering by intravenous infusion for 3 to 5 days in a row with a drug cessation period of 3 weeks or 16 days.
  • It may be administered over a long period according to your response to the treatment.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • If you or your partner have a possibility of pregnancy, avoid pregnancy while you are taking this medicine and for a certain period after you discontinue this medicine.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, loss of hair, malaise, fever, stomatitis, diarrhea, stomachache, constipation, rash, headache and tachycardia. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • fever, chill, cough, nasal discharge, dizziness, bleeding tendency, bruise, dullness, fatigue, shortness of breath, sore throat [myelosuppression such as pancytopenic]
  • lips/nails turning bluish-purple, breathing difficulty/chest tightness, suddenly feeling unwell, dizziness [shock, anaphylactoid symptoms]
  • fever, cough, breathing difficulty/chest tightness [interstitial pneumonia]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.