Posid (100 mg) is an anti-cancer agent, prescribed for lung cancer and testicular cancer.
It slows or stops the growth of cancer cells.
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Drug information on Posid (100 mg) (Etoposide) from Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Oncocare)
Drug Name : Etoposide
Etoposide(Etopophos) generic Posid (100 mg) is an anti-cancer agent, prescribed for lung cancer and testicular cancer. It slows or stops the growth of cancer cells.
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Trade Names for Etoposide
Etopophos, Toposar, VePesid
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Adult: IV- The recommended dose is 50-100 mg/m2/day from days 1-5.
Small cell lung cancer-
The recommended dose is 35 mg/m2/day for 4 days to 50 mg/m2/day for 5 days. May repeat course 3-4 weekly.
Decrease in blood counts.
Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, tongue inflammation, constipation, abdominal pain, diarrhea and taste alteration.
Weakness, hair loss, chills, fever and dizziness and vein inflammation.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein on an empty stomach.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney disease, bone marrow depression, infections, or blood disorder, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
It may decrease platelet counts that leads to bleeding; avoid injury or bruising.
Monitor complete blood counts regularly while taking this medication.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it in refrigerator (2-8Â°C), do not freeze.
Schedule : H Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.