Posid 50 mg (Etoposid)
US Brand Name Etoposid
Strength 50mg
Generic Name Etoposid
Manufacturer Cadila, India
Pharmaceutical Form Capusles

POSID 50mg

POSID is a chemotherapy drug used for malignancies such as testicular cancer, lung cancer, non-lymphocytic leukemia, glioblastoma multiforme and lymphoma.

How it works?

Intake of this anti-cancer drug slows and stops the growth of cancer cells in the body. At low doses the medicine inhibits cells from entering cell cycle and at high doses, cells entering mitosis are lysed.

Important information about Medicine

Etoposide belongs to a group of drugs called antineoplastics. This anti-cancer drug might be sometimes used in a conditioning regimen prior to a bone marrow or blood stem cell transplant.

Dosage information

For combination therapy: 50-100 mg/m2/day from days 1-5, or 100 mg/m2 on days 1, 3 and 5. The doctor might repeat the course or increase or decrease the dosage looking at the overall condition of the patient and other factors. The injection might be diluted with saline to bring out the correct concentration before administration.

Strengths available

POSID is available in the single strength of 50mg at our store.

What if you miss a dose?

Make sure that you get the injection administered as and when directed by the doctor.

What if you overdose?

Although there are no chances of overdose, still if the patient feels any kind of pain, stiffness or difficulty breathing the doctor needs to be consulted immediately.

Things to be taken care of

POSID is a pregnancy category D drug, hence its intake would cause harm to the fetus. Females who are trying to conceive or breast feeding need to notify doctor about the same before taking this anti-cancer drug. The injection needs to be administered by the doctor in a vein empty stomach. This medicine might decrease the platelet count and this could lead to bruising, injury or bleeding. Patients are advised to monitor their blood count and blood pressure regularly when taking this medicine.

Side Effects

POSID could cause some side effects that would bother some and not all patients, these include:

• Decrease in blood counts
• Vomiting
• Nausea
• Anorexia
• Stomatitis
• Diarrhea
• Reversible alopecia
• Peripheral neuropathy
• Anaphylactoid reactions
• Local irritation and thrombophloebitis at the site of injection
• Tongue inflammation
• Taste alteration

These symptoms and reactions need to be informed to the doctor immediately and medical assistance has to be obtained without any delay.

Interaction with other drugs

POSID might show interactions with various cytotoxic drugs. This anti-cancer drug should not be taken with drugs that inhibit phosphatase activity. Intake of Cyclosporin A may reduce the clearance of POSID.

Avoid taking any medicine without doctor’s prescription when taking this anti-cancer medicine. Do not consume any prohibited food item or beverage as this might bring down efficacy of the drug. Always follow in doctor’s dietary instructions with this medicine to avoid any kind of toxicity.

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Posid 50 mg (Etoposid)

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