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What type of drug is topotecan?

What type of drug is topotecan?

Chemotherapy: Topotecan is a type of chemotherapy. It is in a specific class called the topoisomerase inhibitors. It is used to treat several adult and pediatric malignancies. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Topotecan (Definition)

Topotecan hydrochloride is a cancer-related hormone which is a ...Read more


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What is Topotecan?

What is Topotecan?

Topotecan: Topotecan is a medication used in the treatment of small cell lung cancer. ...Read more

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Who should not use Topotecan?

Who should not use Topotecan?

Topotecan: "HYCAMTIN is contraindicated in patients who have a history of severe hypersensitivity reactions to topotecan." See: http://dailymed. Nlm. Nih. Gov/dailymed/drugInfo. Cfm? Setid=140399d0-4b28-4100-b792-3d1aa3c3e29c ...Read more

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Any experience with topotecan?

Any experience with topotecan?

Topotecan: Is a chemotherapeutic agent for cancer, especially ovarian & lung cancer. Can cause diarrhea, low blood count & susceptibility to infection. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Topotecan?

Topotecan: See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/topotecan-side-effects. Html

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Experience with topotecan? What are side effects?

Experience with topotecan? What are side effects?

Many: Topotecan is used for advanced cancer. The most serious side effects are reduction of blood cells. Some other side effects include nausea and vomitting, diarrhea or constipation, loss of hair, fatigue and pain. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women use Topotecan?

Can pregnant women use Topotecan?

Topotecan: Topotecan is FDA Pregnancy Category D (Positive evidence of risk). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hycamtin (topotecan) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Hycamtin (topotecan) allergy?

Intolerance: An undesirable/uncommon effect of Topotecan could be due to allergy. Most allergic reactions manifest as skin rashes which are generally itching and sometimes urticarial in nature. A sudden drop in BP after an initial few drops of medication would be very suggestive of an allergic reaction. Nausea/vomiting are an expected side effect of chemotherapy, so that would not be an allergy. ...Read more

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How effective is Topotecan for treating lung cancer?

How effective is Topotecan for treating lung cancer?

Topotecan: Topotecan Can be beneficial in the treatment of small cell lung cancer. ...Read more

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Do the backaches and muscle pain go away after being off topotecan?

Do the backaches and muscle pain go away after being off topotecan?

Hopefully: I have seen many chemo agents over the past 20 years cause musculoskeletal problems. I must say that the majority of those problems such as pain do go away. The problem is there is no definite time frame. I have seen pain resolve within weeks to a year. You always want to make sure there is no other cause for the musculoskeltal complaints. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can the backaches and muscle pain go away after get off topotecan chemotherapy?

Not related: As far as I can research, back and muscle pain are not related to topotecan therapy ...Read more

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My mother was administered topotecan and is now suffering from severe worsening diarrhea and low WBC count. Medicines for diarrhea require wbc. Help!?

My mother was administered topotecan and is now suffering from severe worsening diarrhea and low WBC count. Medicines for diarrhea require wbc. Help!?

Many drugs do not: The common anti diarrheal drugs don't require normal wbccount. Does she have c. Diff? Talk to her oncology team to see what can be done with meds and diet for diarrhea. Ask about other infections and agents to boost wbc. ...Read more

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Ov cancer spread to lymph nodes. Paclitaxel, avastin, (bevacizumab) doxil, gemzar, topotecan have failed. Is it all down hill from here? Is this the end?

Ov cancer spread to lymph nodes. Paclitaxel, avastin, (bevacizumab) doxil, gemzar, topotecan have failed. Is it all down hill from here? Is this the end?

Not yet: Ovarian cancer can best be managed by minimal tumor burden an then intraperitoneal chemotherapy. If there is a well defined chain of nodes such as the iliac nodes, I do a pelvic node dissection. L if the tumor burden represents additional multiple nodules along the surface of the bowel, they must be reduced to smaller than 1cm. In diameter. In addition it is essential that the omentum is out. Ea. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more

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What medication need to be taken for acidity?

What medication need to be taken for acidity?

Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more

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Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Would it be okay if I use hash as medication?

Condition?: There are some conditions that medical marijuana is helpful for. However there can be significant problems related to cannabis use. Thus, would only consider this when prescribed or directed by a physician who is knowledgable in this area. Take care. ...Read more

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I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

I have rhititis. What medication shoud I take?

Antihistamine: You can try an over the counter antihistamine to begin with. Would use one that is non drowsy. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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