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Thiotepa (thiotepa) For Injection USP
Thiotepa (thiotepa) for Injection USP is an ethylenimine-type compound. It is supplied as a non-pyrogenic, sterile Iyophilized powder for intravenous, intracavitary or intravesical administration, containing 15 mg of thiotepa (thiotepa injection) . Thiotepa (thiotepa injection) is a synthetic product with antitumor activity. The chemical name for thiotepa is Tris (1-aziridinyl) phosphine sulfide. Thiotepa (thiotepa injection) has the following structural formula:
Thiotepa (thiotepa injection) has the molecular formula C6H12N3PS, and a molecular weight of 189.22. When reconstituted with Sterile Water for Injection, the resulting solution has a pH of approximately 5.5 to 7.5. Thiotepa (thiotepa injection) is stable in alkaline medium and unstable in acid medium.
What are the possible side effects of thiotepa (Thioplex)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; wheezing, difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, sores in your mouth and throat;
- pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating;
- easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin;
- bloody, black, or tarry...
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/20/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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