POSID

DESCRIPTION

  • Composition : Etoposide
  • Manufacturer: Cadila
  • Indication: Ovarian cancer, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Testicular cancer, and Prostate cancer.
  • Packaging: Vial
  • Dosage Form: Injection

PACKAGE

  • 100mg/5ml

Brand Name:- Posid

Generic Name:- Etoposide

Manufacturer:- Cadila

Dosage Form:- Injection

Strength:- 100mg/5ml

Composition:- Etoposide

Packaging:- 1 vial

Indication:- Ovarian cancer, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Testicular cancer, and Prostate cancer.

Storage:-  Store at room temperature.

Overview

Posid (Etoposide) is used to treat certain types of cancer (small cell lung cancer, acute leukemia, bladder cancer, cancer of testicles). It works by suppressing the activity of an enzyme involved in DNA. It helps to stop the growth of cancer cells. It is given as an infusion into the vein. Do not self-administer this medicine. Take this medicine as prescribed by your medical advisor. Your doctor will decide the exact dosage. Do not take this medicine in the wrong way as it may lead to some severe side effects. It is advisable not to change or stop the dose without taking suggestions from your doctor. If you experience any symptoms while receiving this medicine, inform your doctor immediately.

Pharmacodynamics Of Posid (Etoposide)

Etoposide inhibits DNA topoisomerase II, thereby inhibiting DNA re-ligation. This causes critical errors in DNA synthesis at the pre-mitotic state of cell division and can lead to apoptosis of the cancer cell.

Substitutes Of Posid (Etoposide) 

  • Etoglan
  • Topside
  • Oncosid
  • Etoglan
  • Fytosid

SIDE EFFECTS

Side Effects Of Posid (Etoposide)

This medicine may cause some unwanted side effects. It requires immediate medical attention otherwise it can also lead to higher risk. Discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with the doctor before starting the treatment.

Common Side Effects 

  • Anemia
  • Diarrhea
  • Low blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Infections
  • Rash
  • Heart attack
  • Vomiting
  • Stomatitis
  • Decreased blood cells
  • Liver damage
  • Hair loss
  • Seizures
  • Decreased white blood cells
  • Painful swallowing
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Bleeding
  • Mouth sore
  • Weakness
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Allergic reaction
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pale skin
  • Weight loss
  • Skin pigmentation
  • Fever
  • Back pain
  • Cough
  • Blood in urine

Note- Immediate medical attention is required if any side effect occurs.

Take this injection as prescribed by your doctor. Do not self-administer.  The injection is given as an infusion into your vein by a doctor or nurse.

Missed Dose
It is advisable not to miss a dose. If you miss an appointment for a scheduled dose of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately.

Overdose
In case of an overdose, the doctor will provide emergency medical treatment.

Usage of Posid (Etoposide)

This medicine is used to treat different cancers of the lungs and testicles. This injection is also used to treat cancer that affects ovaries and a certain type of white blood cells. Take this medicine according to your dosing schedule. This medicine must be given slowly as an infusion into the vein.  The dose of medicine is decided by a medical advisor according to your response to the treatment and your previous medical condition. This medicine is not recommended in pregnant women. Avoid activities that may increase the risk of bleeding. Do not shake or freeze the medicine.

Before starting treatment with Posid, please inform your doctor about your previous medical history. If you experience any symptoms while receiving this medication, do not ignore those symptoms because it may lead to higher risk.

Contraception

Use effective methods of contraception while taking this medicine.
Children and adolescents
This medicine is not advisable for use in children and adolescents.

General Warning And Precaution
This medicine may cause drowsiness.
Posid injection may increase the risk of breathing difficulties, low blood pressure, fever, etc.
Close monitoring of blood cell count is required during treatment with this medicine.
This medicine is highly unsafe in children.
This medicine may cause bone marrow suppression.
Do not receive any vaccines while having treatment with this medicine.

Cautions
Do not drive or operate heavy machinery.
Do not self-administer this medicine.

DESCRIPTION

  • Composition : Etoposide
  • Manufacturer: Cadila
  • Indication: Ovarian cancer, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Testicular cancer, and Prostate cancer.
  • Packaging: Vial
  • Dosage Form: Injection

PACKAGE

  • 100mg/5ml
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