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Thiotepa

Thiotepa

Thiotepa Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Thioplex

Generic Name: thiotepa (Pronunciation: THYE oh TEP a)

What is thiotepa (Thiotepa)?

Thiotepa is a cancer (antineoplastic) medication. Thiotepa interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their growth and spread in the body.

Thiotepa is used in the treatment of cancers of the breast, ovary, bladder, and others.

Thiotepa may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of thiotepa (Thiotepa)?

If you experience any of the following serious side effects from thiotepa, seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately:

  • an allergic reaction (including difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
  • decreased bone marrow function and blood problems (extreme fatigue; easy bruising or bleeding; black, bloody or tarry stools; or fever, chills, or signs of infection);
  • tissue or vein reactions near the site of administration;
  • liver damage (abdominal pain, yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  • severe nausea, vomiting, or loss of appetite;
  • fever, chills, or other signs of infection; or
  • painful or difficult urination.

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue taking thiotepa and talk to your doctor if you experience:

  • fatigue or weakness;
  • mild to moderate nausea, vomiting, or loss of appetite;
  • redness or inflammation of the eyes;
  • dizziness, headache, or blurred vision;
  • temporary hair loss;
  • a loss of skin coloration; or
  • decreased menstruation in women and decreased sperm production in men.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Thiotepa (thiotepa injection) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about thiotepa (Thiotepa)?

Thiotepa should only be administered under the supervision of a qualified healthcare provider experienced in the use of cancer chemotherapeutic agents.

Serious side effects have been reported with the use of thiotepa including: allergic reactions (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives); severe heart damage with prolonged use; decreased bone marrow function and blood problems (extreme fatigue; easy bruising or bleeding; black, bloody or tarry stools; fever or chills; or signs of infection); severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of appetite; and others. Talk to your doctor about the possible side effects from treatment with thiotepa.

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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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