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VePesid Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is etoposide (VePesid)?
- What are the possible side effects of etoposide (VePesid)?
- What is the most important information I should know about etoposide (VePesid)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking etoposide (VePesid)?
- How should I use etoposide (VePesid)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (VePesid)?
- What happens if I overdose (VePesid)?
- What should I avoid while taking etoposide (VePesid)?
- What other drugs will affect etoposide (VePesid)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (VePesid)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss a dose of etoposide.
What happens if I overdose (VePesid)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while taking etoposide (VePesid)?
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
Avoid activities that may increase your risk of bleeding or injury. Use extra care to prevent bleeding while shaving or brushing your teeth.
Do not receive a "live" vaccine while you are being treated with etoposide. The vaccine may not work as well during this time, and may not fully protect you from disease. Live vaccines include measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), oral polio, rotavirus, smallpox, typhoid, yellow fever, varicella (chickenpox), H1N1 influenza, and nasal flu vaccine.
What other drugs will affect etoposide (VePesid)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with etoposide. 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 etoposide.
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 VePesid Information
- VePesid Drug Interactions Center: etoposide oral
- VePesid Side Effects Center
- VePesid Overview including Precautions
- VePesid FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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