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TENIPOSIDE - INJECTION
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Vumon
WARNING: This medication may cause certain severe blood and bone marrow problems (low red blood cells/white blood cells/platelets). This can affect your body's ability to stop bleeding or fight infection. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop easy bleeding/bruising or signs of infection (e.g., fever, chills, persistent sore throat).
This medication can also cause a serious allergic reaction. Your health care professional will monitor you closely during treatment for any signs of a reaction. (See also Side Effects section.)
USES: This medication is used with other anti-cancer drugs to treat leukemia and certain cancers. Teniposide works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.
HOW TO USE: This medication is given by slow injection into a vein by a health care professional over at least 30 to 60 minutes, usually once or twice a week or as directed by your doctor. This medication may cause low blood pressure. Tell your doctor or other health care professional if you feel dizzy. Your injection may need to be stopped or given more slowly.
Dosage is based on your medical condition, body size, and response to treatment. Your doctor will check your blood counts to make sure you can receive your next dose. Be sure to keep all medical/lab appointments.
If this medication accidentally leaks into surrounding tissue, the skin and/or muscle may be severely damaged. Tell your doctor immediately if you feel pain or irritation at the injection site.
If this medication touches your skin, immediately wash the area well with soap and water. If this medication gets in your eye, open the eyelids and flush with water, then seek immediate medical attention.
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