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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Etoposide (Overview)

Etoposide is a cell division inhibitor which is a kind of cancer drug.


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What is the meaning of vp16, the chemotherapy agent etoposide?

What is the meaning of vp16, the chemotherapy agent etoposide?

Code designation: Vp-16 is the abbreviation of its code designation from the manufacturing company - bristol; - code designation vp-16-213, abbreviated as vp-16. No it is not named after somebody/chemist etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Etoposide (Overview)

Etoposide is a cell division inhibitor which is a kind of cancer drug.


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Is there a drug interaction between etoposide and multivitamins?

Is there a drug interaction between etoposide and multivitamins?

Etoposide & vit E: Altho there are potential benefits of using vit e with cancer agents, there are also potential interactions with those that work by generating oxygen species to damage cancer dna & proteins. It is therefore advised not to use vitamin E during chemotherapy until it is researched further. Ask oncologist about other vitamins. ...Read more

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Soon start my third cycle of ifosfamide and etoposide. How much more?

Depends...: Every chemotherapy regimen is different depending on what cancer you are treating and what stage the cancer is. Some regimens use a very limited number of cycles of Ifosfamide and Etoposide (i+e), other cancers require >10 cycles. It all depends. Ask your oncologist. ...Read more

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What is Toposar (etoposide)?

Toposar (etoposide): Toposar (etoposide) treats cancer of the testicles and small cell lung cancer. ...Read more

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Who should not use Toposar (etoposide)?

Toposar (etoposide): "TOPOSAR is contraindicated in patients who have demonstrated a previous hypersensitivity to etoposide or any component of the formulation." See: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=c9080cf5-4fc3-4cf9-a241-6e40a6fddc75 ...Read more

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What is etoposide (also known as vp16)?

Chemotherapy drug: Etoposide is a chemotherapy drug based on compounds found in the American Mayapple. It acts by blocking enzymes (topoisomerases) that facilitate the unwinding of DNA - a process needed for DNA replication and cell division. It is toxic to cancer cells, which are characterized by relentless cell division. It is useful in a variety of malignancies ranging from lung cancer to leukemia. ...Read more

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Etoposide chemotherapy IV vs oral, what is the difference?

Commonly used IV: Etoposide is most effective when used Intravenously. Oral use required several days of therapy and offeres little advantage . So it is rarely used in modern oncology(It became popular for a few years in the 1990s. I no longer use it at all.. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Etopophos (Definition)

Etopophos is a cell division inhibitor which is a ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Toposar (Definition)

Toposar is a cell division inhibitor which is a ...Read more