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Hycamtin Capsules Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is topotecan (Hycamtin Capsules)?
- What are the possible side effects of topotecan (Hycamtin Capsules)?
- What is the most important information I should know about topotecan (Hycamtin Capsules)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using topotecan (Hycamtin Capsules)?
- How should I use topotecan (Hycamtin Capsules)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Hycamtin Capsules)?
- What happens if I overdose (Hycamtin Capsules)?
- What should I avoid while using topotecan (Hycamtin Capsules)?
- What other drugs will affect topotecan (Hycamtin Capsules)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Hycamtin Capsules)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss any of your topotecan doses.
What happens if I overdose (Hycamtin Capsules)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose can cause bone marrow depression (fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, sores or white patches in your mouth, or other signs of infection).
What should I avoid while using topotecan (Hycamtin Capsules)?
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
Do not receive a "live" vaccine while using topotecan, and avoid coming into contact with anyone who has recently received a live vaccine. There is a chance that the virus could be passed on to you. Live vaccines include measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), oral polio, typhoid, chickenpox (varicella), BCG (Bacillus Calmette and Guérin), and nasal flu vaccine.
Topotecan may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
What other drugs will affect topotecan (Hycamtin Capsules)?
Tell your doctor about all other cancer medicines you use, especially:
- filgrastim (Neupogen), pegfilgrastim (Neulasta), or sargramostim (Leukine); or
- cisplatin (Platinol), carboplatin (Paraplatin), or oxaliplatin (Eloxatin).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with topotecan. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about topotecan.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Hycamtin Capsules Information
- Hycamtin Capsules Drug Interactions Center: topotecan oral
- Hycamtin Capsules Side Effects Center
- Hycamtin Capsules FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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