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Vumon Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Vumon
Generic Name: teniposide (Pronunciation: ten IP oh side)
- What is teniposide (Vumon)?
- What are the possible side effects of teniposide (Vumon)?
- What is the most important information I should know about teniposide (Vumon)?
- Who should not use teniposide (Vumon)?
- How should I use teniposide (Vumon)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Vumon)?
- What happens if I overdose (Vumon)?
- What should I avoid while using teniposide (Vumon)?
- What other drugs will affect teniposide (Vumon)?
- Where can I get more information?
What is teniposide (Vumon)?
Teniposide is a cancer (antineoplastic) medication. Teniposide interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their growth and spread in the body.
Teniposide is used in the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (blood cancer) in children.
Teniposide may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of teniposide (Vumon)?
If you experience any of the following serious side effects from teniposide, 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); or
- 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).
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue taking teniposide and talk to your doctor if you experience:
- nausea or vomiting;
- drowsiness or dizziness; or
- temporary hair loss.
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 Vumon (teniposide) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about teniposide (Vumon)?
Teniposide 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 teniposide including: allergic reactions (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; fever or chills; or signs of infection); and others. Talk to your doctor about the possible side effects from treatment with teniposide.
Additional Vumon Information
- Vumon Drug Interactions Center: teniposide iv
- Vumon Side Effects Center
- Vumon Overview including Precautions
- Vumon FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
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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